TAMWORTH hospital staff were honoured on Wednesday at the hospital’s Bruderlin and Quality Awards.
The Bruderlin Awards honour the best nursing and non-nursing achievers at the hospital in the last year.
Health information manager in medical records, Sharon Bowen, was awarded the Bruderlin in the non-nursing category, after her nomination was endorsed by seven staff members from various departments of the hospital.
Ms Bowen started as a trainee at just 16, and is known for her “can do” attitude, boundless energy and focus.
She has been called “a walking version” of Hunter New England Health’s core values and this year was not the first she had been nominated for the award.
The clinical Bruderlin award was given to clinical nurse consultant in wound management stomal therapy, Robin Skillman, who was nominated by the intensive care unit.
She has been described as a dedicated professional who goes above and beyond, and a wonderful role model for colleagues.
In the Quality Awards, dietician Paulett Barnes was awarded the non-clinical award for educating staff about malnourishment and how to watch for issues of malnourishment in people who present to hospital.
The clinical award winner was clinical nurse consultant in infection prevention and control, Helen O’Harae. She received the award for her work in infection control in maternity.