Inaugural photo competition winners announced!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

In the lead up to the 2019 Passionate about Practice Symposium, our Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer ran a photo competition, designed to showcase the broad scope of the nursing and midwifery professions, and to celebrate the contribution they make each and every day in helping Queenslanders to be healthier!

Thank you to everyone who entered and voted. We received 26 eligible entries with the winners determined by the number of likes on Facebook. There was a hive of activity during the two week voting period, with almost 2,000 votes received and dozens of shares and comments. The winners were announced at the Passionate about Practice Symposium this afternoon. While not all winners were present at today’s event, they’ll receive a framed copy of their winning photo soon.

Read on to view the results!

Highly Commended

Townsville Hospital and Health Service has received a highly commended award for their ‘Nurse Endoscopists’ photo featuring Grace and Kylie (photo by Ian Hitchcock). While this photo didn’t take out the Innovation category, it deserves a special mention for scoring the fourth highest number of likes out of all the photos. Meaghan, who submitted the photo, said “Nurse Endoscopists in Townsville are the national leaders in administering conscious sedation while concurrently performing endoscopies. This innovation enables holistic case management of patients.” Well done team!

nurse endoscopists in theatre

Congratulations to Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service for their ‘Hear us Roar’ photo which has won the Equity category! Carly, who submitted the photo, said: “We here on the paediatric ward believe in Equity for all patients big and little! We support our patients on the journey through the healthcare system and do our best to advocate their small but loud voices to facilitate a smoother journey for all.” This picture not only won this category but scored the most votes out of all the photos! Congratulations Cairns!

paediatric patients hold up signs explaining their hospital experience

Congratulations to North West Hospital and Health Service for winning this category with their ‘Outback Midwifery’ photo! Andrea, who submitted the photo, said they deliver comprehensive midwifery care in remote outback communities, and also provide pregnancy photoshoots to families (such as Shacquira and Manu) to capture their beautiful journey. Another very popular photo with the second highest number of votes overall.

parents to be Manu and Shacquira pose for  a photo in outback Queensland with their midwife
Health for All

Congratulations to Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service for their ‘Rain Nurses’ photo! Fae, who submitted the photo, said “this photo shows 2 of our community team about to head off into the Monsoonal rain of Far North Queensland to provide nursing care to palliative patients in their home.”

two nurses wear yellow raincoats
A Voice to Lead

Last but not least, the A Voice to Lead category. Congratulations again to North West Hospital and Health Service for their photo ‘Cancer Care – teaching and caring’! Danielle, who submitted the photo, said “North West HHS Cancer Care nurses are so caring to their patients and supportive of new staff.” We agree!

cancer care nurses at the computer and with a patient

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Last updated: 7 May 2019