Nurses awarded Australia Day honours
A number of nurses and midwives have been included in this year’s Australia Day honours list. The Lamp congratulated all nursing and midwifery recipients of Australia Day honours.
Nurses and midwives honoured are:
MARGARET ALDOUS (VIC) – For service to nursing
Chief Executive/Director of Nursing, since 2008 – Cooinda Village.Benalla Rotary Club, Vocational/Membership Committee, 2014-2016.
Student Councillor, 2012-2014.
Benalla Hospital, Quality Manager, 2001-2008.
Nurse Unit Manager Home, Nursing Services, 1997-2001.
Team Leader, Critical Incident Debriefing.
Nurse Unit Manager, Accident and Emergency and Hospital Supervisor, 1996-1997.
Palliative Care Supervisor, 1989-1994, seconded to Hume Region North East Victoria, 1995.
Provided first palliative care education service to Benalla Hospital and medical staff.
Mentor to Junior Staff.
Hospital Supervisor, 1982-1989.
Nurse Unit Manager Midwifery, 1979-1981.
Staff Nurse 1977-1979.
Registered Midwife, 1977-2016.
Registered Nurse’ 1975- current
Alfred Hospital Melbourne, Staff Nurse, 1976. Trainee Nurse, 1972-1975. Trainee Midwife, 1975-1976.
Royal Women’s Hospital, Trainee Midwife, 1975-1976
MATTHEW LUTHER (ACT) – For service to nursing
Co-Director, Emergency Department, Calvary Public Hospital, Bruce, Canberra, Nurse Practitioner, since 2004.
Midwife, since 2002.
Registered Nurse, since 1999.
Credentialed Emergency Nurse.
Vice-Chair, ACT Branch, Australian Resuscitation Council, current.
Guest Lecturer, Australian Catholic University, current.
Mass Gathering/Event Nurse Practitioner, ACT Branch, St John’s Ambulance Australia, since 2012.
Member, Australian Medical Assistance Team (AusMAT), since 2010.
Volunteer Fire Fighter, ACT Rural Fire Service, since 1992.
Course Director, Advanced Life Support, Australian Resuscitation Council, current.
Royal Australian Air Force Reserve, Specialist Nurse, Military Critical Care Aeromedical Team, since 2006.
Patient Movement Cell, Deployment, Iraq, 2018.
Aeromedical Evacuation Nurse, Philippines Assist, Humanitarian Aid, 2012 and Deployment Middle East, 2012.
Emergency Nurse, Pacific Partnership, Humanitarian Aid, 2008.
Fellow, Australian College of Nursing.
Fellow, College of Emergency Nursing Australasia.
Fellow, Australian College of Nurse Practitioners.
Excellence in Management Practice, ACT Health, 2016.
ACT Nursing Team of the Year, ACT Health, 2016.
Australia Day Medallion, for service to Calvary Health Care, 2008.
PAULINE NUGENT (VIC) – For significant service to education, and to nursing.
Australian Catholic University, Provost, since 2012., Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), 2011-2012. Dean of Health Sciences, 2007-2011.
Deakin University Inaugural Chair of Nursing Development, 2003-2006. Head, School of Nursing, 1997-2006.
Southern Health, Chair, 2005-2009. Board Member, 2001-2009.
Australian Department of Health, Member, National Nursing and Nursing Education Taskforce, 2004-2007.
Member, Australian Health Workforce Advisory Committee, 2000-2007.
Australian Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery President, 1999-2003. Executive Member, 1999-2005.
Member, Victorian and Tasmanian Deans of Nursing, 1997-2007.
Chair, Victorian Deans of Nursing, 1997-1999.
Member of the Health Professions Education Standing Group, Victorian Department of Health, since 2013.
Board Member, Eastern Health, 2009-2018.
Member, Nurse Practitioner Implementation Committee, Victorian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, 2000-2001.
Chair, Education Sub-Committee, Nurse Recruitment and Retention Committee, Victorian Department of Health, 2000.
Telstra Businesswoman of the Year, 2009.
SHEILA SIMPSON (NSW) – For service to nursing.
Clinical Nurse Consultant and Tuberculosis Coordinator, South Western Sydney Local Health District, 1987-2018. Clinical Nurse Consultant, South Western Sydney Local Health District, 1987-2018.
Nurse, Liverpool Chest Clinic, Liverpool Hospital, 1984-2018.
Charge Nurse, Randwick Chest Hospital (now known as Prince of Wales Hospital), 1972-1984Member, Projects Advisory Group for the Australian Respiratory Council, for many years.
Member, NSW TB Advisory Committee.
Co-Author, ‘Recurrence of tuberculosis at a Sydney chest clinic between 1994 and 2006: reactivation or reinfection?’