Sep 13
Orange Health Service Nurse Finalist In State Awards

Orange Health Service nurse Dianne Dowton is back on the job and loving it after attending the recent inaugural NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards as an award finalist.

Dianne was a runner up in the Excellence in Nursing/Assistant in Nursing category of the Awards, and although didn’t win her category, was thrilled with being nominated and then selected as a finalist.

“It was an amazing experience being part of the Award ceremony at Parliament House in Sydney,” she said.

Dianne was nominated by colleague Annette Parkes on behalf of the Orange Health Service Rehabilitation Ward where she has worked for the past three years.

“I was quite shocked to be nominated and even more so to be selected as a finalist and it’s definitely been a highlight of my career so far,” Ms Dowton said.

“I love everything about being a nurse, especially the team work I share with my colleagues in the Rehabilitation Ward. To be recognised by them in this way is just fantastic”.

Dianne attended the Awards ceremony with colleagues Clare Morcom, Annette Parkes and Marg Corby as well as Orange Health Service Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services, Sue Patterson.

“It was a privilege to have one of our nurses be selected as a finalist at these State Awards, which recognised the extremely important work nurses like Dianne do in our health system,” Ms Patterson said.

“Dianne is a much valued member of her team and the Orange Health Service, and we congratulate her on this wonderful achievement”.

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