Cobar Community Health’s Child and Family Health Nurse Tarra Burke puts her heart into health and has been recognised in the 2020 NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.
The Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards aim to acknowledge the significant skill, passion and valued contribution nurses and midwives make to our communities.
Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) Executive Director of Quality, Clinical, Safety and Nursing Adrian Fahy said WNSWLHD was proud of the work their staff do and it was great to see that work recognised.
“Our nurses and midwives are some of the best in the world and it’s great to have Tarra Burke recognized,” Mr Fahy said.
Tarra received a “Highly Commended” for the ‘Healing Hearts Award’ which recognizes a nurse/midwife who consistently provides extraordinary, safe, quality and compassionate care.
It also recognizes Tarra’s uncompromising commitment to her patients and the connections she builds with mothers and families through trust, kindness and empowerment.
NSW Health Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Jacqui Cross was impressed that a large number of nominations were received for all categories.
“Whilst Tarra is not a finalist, the judges believed her achievement should receive a special mention.
“We have decided to include this special commendation,” Ms Cross said.
Tarra was nominated by a community member who was full of glowing praise for Tarra, the work she does and her passion for the health of children and also the wider Cobar community.
When she was advised of her award recognition, Tarra was humbled by the news.
“I work with such a beautiful team and management here at Cobar.
“I wish the nomination could be changed to all the staff here at Cobar Hospital,” Tarra said.
“I feel like I thrive in my job because of the team around me and the support my managers provide.
“Everyday I am grateful that I work in a job I love and for the people I work with.”