Thursday, June 20, 2024

Celebrating Tasmania’s nursing workforce

On International Nurses Day, Minister for Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Guy Barnett has paid tribute to Tasmanian nurses for the vital work they do in caring for Tasmanians across the state. 

“Nurses provide the essential healthcare that Tasmanians deserve but they also make up 60% of our healthcare workforce – the largest part. The work of nurses and midwives is so important in supporting the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians in all parts of the state,’’ Minister Barnett said.

“To each and every nurse in Tasmania, I say thank you for everything that you do. We are so grateful to have your expertise, support and care. 

“We want more nurses in Tasmania – which is why we have committed to significant grants to attract and retain nursing staff from Tasmania, interstate and indeed the world. 

“These incentives will allow us to deliver on our 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future and enable us to continue building the healthcare workforce Tasmania needs.”

The Minister today announced that two Tasmanian nurses will be inducted to the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll, which recognises and celebrates exceptional nurses and midwives whose contributions and achievements go beyond what we expect in their professional roles. 

“Congratulations and well done to this year’s inductees, Adele Hudson from the Royal Hobart Hospital and Annie Maxwell from the North West Regional Hospital, both extremely worthy of this honour,” he said.

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