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Dr Shannon Nott wins NSW Health Award

20 May 2022

Dr Shannon Nott, Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) Rural Health Director of Medical Services, has won NSW Health’s Collaborative Staff Member of the Year Award.

The 2021 NSW Health Award winners were announced yesterday, following a staggering 192 nominations across the state’s public health system.

Mark Spittal, WNSWLHD Chief Executive, said he is very proud of Dr Nott and his contribution to excellence in NSW healthcare, and also paid tribute to the District’s other finalist.

“Shannon is a dedicated healthcare practitioner who has, even so early in his career, already made a great impact on the health of many individuals, and also contributed to the sustainability and improvement of healthcare services,” Mr Spittal said.

“Shannon would be the first to acknowledge this award also recognises the work of the many teams he works with, both in our District and the broader health system. So while this is quite rightly conferred on Shannon, it is also a reflection of the strength of our work as a team.

“I also want to congratulate our Virtual Paediatric Feeding Pilot team, which was a finalist in the Transforming Patient Experience category. In a field of terrific projects, to be a finalist is an achievement in itself.”

Dr Nott said he was honoured to receive the Collaborative Staff Member of the Year Award.

“I’m incredibly honoured to receive this award and I want to acknowledge all the finalists and winners. All the innovations and dedication of people across the state really reiterates how good a health system we have in NSW,” Dr Nott said.

“I’ve been lucky enough to travel around to many LHDs and Speciality Health Networks around the state over the last couple of weeks, which reminds me every day of how proud I am to be a clinician in NSW, seeing the adversity many of our clinicians and health system has faced through bushfires, floods and the pandemic is truly amazing.

“To my colleagues in Western NSW, thank you for all the work that you each do. Particularly to our frontline staff, who work incredibly hard for their communities and are so passionate about rural and remote health. I’m incredibly humbled to work alongside such dedicated and passionate clinicians.”

Susan Pearce, NSW Health Secretary, said all eleven winners are outstanding examples of how staff continued to deliver excellent, patient-centred care during a very challenging year.

“The NSW Health Awards are a celebration of the many exceptional people who constantly strive to make our hospitals and services more responsive to the needs of our patients and their families,” Ms Pearce said.

“I am in awe of the determination, community spirit and dedication constantly exhibited by NSW Health staff and extend my warmest congratulations to the 2021 winners and finalists.”

The full list of winners and their projects is available on the NSW Health website.