Wollongong nursing boss honoured in awards

Deborah Cameron, a Wollongong nursing executive has been recognised for being a “strong and transformational leader” during the pandemic, winning a prestigious leadership gong at the state’s Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

And another Illawarra nurse, palliative care after hours nurse Allison Millar, was recognised for her exceptional care for a dying patient.

The postponed 2021 awards ceremony was held online last week, with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s executive director of nursing, midwifery and clinical governance Deborah Cameron given the Judith Meppam Leadership Award last week.

Announcing the award, NSW Health’s firmer secretary Elizabeth Koff noted that the pandemic had been a challenging time for leaders in the health care sector.

“Being a strong and transformational leader in times of uncertainty is hard, but it has been a true privilege to see nurses and midwives respond to the COVID pandemic and find new ways to care, new ways to lead, and new ways to make a difference,” she said.

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