National Palliative Care Award Winners for NSW

The 2023 National Palliative Care Awards event, held last week at the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference, highlighted the significant contributions by palliative care professionals and volunteers.

We are very proud to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the following recipients for NSW:

  • Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Palliative Care Award - Julie Rose, Hunter New England Local Health District

At this key time in Australia’s understanding and appreciation of First Nation’s culture, Julie brings a 30-year career in caring for her community.

Her research and leadership have shaped culturally safe and aware models of care for her local Aboriginal community, around a spirit of co-design and consultation.

Julie’s knowledge and understanding are also influencing policy development at a bigger health district level as well as organisations in other sectors.

  • Outstanding Achievement by an Individual Award – Kate Munro, Hunter New England Health NSW

Kate’s exceptional achievements and dedication to excellence in patient care, education and clinical supervision make her a deserving winner of this prestigious award.

With a start at Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Kate became a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse in 1976, the spark of what has become a lifelong passion for palliative care.

In her current role as Nurse Manager with Hunter New England Health in NSW, Kate optimises the wholistic nature of palliative care and its embrace of symptom management, spiritual and psychosocial care.

Congratulations and thank you from Palliative Care NSW, your work is greatly appreciated.