NSW nurse practitioner Shannon Philp has been named as the 2021 Nurse of the Year during the HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards for her leadership and work with improving care for women with gynaecological cancers.
Ms Philp has developed new and innovative models of patient-centred care that have increased access to support and improved the care of women with gynaecological cancers. Her work has resulted in improved models of care for consumers, and has been adopted in other specialities.
Ms Philp said she was “speechless and honoured” to be named 2021 Nurse of the Year.
“I hope to see many more cancer nurses follow in my footsteps because we can make a difference to patient outcomes and that’s why we love our jobs”.
HESTA CEO Debby Blakey congratulated Ms Philp, and acknowledged the incredible impact that nurses and midwives as a cohort have had in delivering improved health outcomes and care for Australians.
“This year’s winners prove our nurses and midwives are the backbone of our healthcare system”.
The HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards pay tribute to the contributions of Australia’s nurses, midwives, nurse educators, and researchers to improving our country’s health outcomes.