Vale Amy Barker
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of Amy Barker, a dedicated nurse practitioner and member of The NSWNMA branch at The Children’s Hospital Westmead, who unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, 2 December along with her baby Marcus.
Amy is fondly remembered by her colleagues at the Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care Unit (Grace NICU) as a highly skilled and passionate Nurse Practitioner who dedicated her career to neonatal nursing.
Amy began her new graduate year at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in the Commercial Travellers Ward and Hall Ward in 2008.
Following her new grad rotation, she joined the Grace NICU in 2009, where her love for caring for newborns was established, and it became clear to everyone that knew Amy that she had found her calling.
Amy was renowned for her commitment and her unwavering determination to achieve the best outcomes for babies in her care. She had a unique attention to detail which allowed her to ensure that the individual needs of each family under her care were met. Amy is remembered for her leadership in the workplace, implementing innovative approaches through clinical research and education.
As a respected nurse practitioner in neonatal nursing, Amy played a pivotal role in teaching numerous nurses and junior doctors the vital skills necessary to provide outstanding care.
Amy’s memory and legacy will forever remain part of the Grace NICU.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives Association extends its deepest condolences to Amy’s family, especially her son Nicholas and partner Clint, as well as her loved ones, friends, colleagues, and the staff at The Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care Unit.
In honour of Amy, a GoFundMe page has been established to provide support for Clint and Nicholas: Amy will forever be remembered in the hearts of her colleagues, her friends and family.