Congratulations to Jenny McKenzie, Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care from Murrumbidgee Local Health District, who won the Staff Member of the Year Award at this year’s NSW Health Awards!

“One of NSW’s first palliative care nurse practitioners, Jenny McKenzie has led and championed palliative care in the district for over 20 years. Jenny has been the clinical lead for a palliative care service providing quality care to patients living in rural and remote NSW. She has driven the expansion of this service, allowing wider access to palliative care in rural NSW.”

“Jenny has mentored generations of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in providing excellence in palliative care. She looks beyond the normal boundaries of clinical care, ensuring a home death is possible for Murrumbidgee Local Health District’s rural and remote patients.”

Jenny is also a founding member of the Agency for Clinical Innovation’s (ACI) Palliative Care Network Executive Committee.

ACI Palliative Care Network Manager Rob Wilkins said “over the past 6 years, Jenny has significantly contributed to the development of our key messages, educational forums and resources including our Blueprint for Improvement.”

The 20th Annual NSW Health Awards were held on Monday 5th of November 2018.

Pic: Jenny McKenzie (pic credit NSW Nurses and Midwives Association)