Nurse recognised for excellent commitment to patient care

A man wearing nursing scrubs sits on a garden wall
Jacob Brown, winner of the Excellence in Enrolled Nursing category in the recent WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence awards
May 17, 2021

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group nurse Jacob Brown, winner of the Excellence in Enrolled Nursing category in the recent WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence awards, is proud of the link he plays between his patients and other healthcare professionals.

Jacob was an enrolled nurse within the high pace, high acuity Acute Medical Unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) when first nominated.

The nomination acknowledged Jacob as a great mentor to new staff and students, but importantly as a nurse who could provide clarity to patients overwhelmed with challenging situations.

“It is this skill which makes me proud to be a nurse,” Jacob said.

Nurse Unit Manager Paula Jeffery believes Jacob is a great communicator and has the ability to remain calm when liaising with patients and families.

“He is always willing to lend a hand, seek out those who may be struggling and make positive contributions to patient care within in a dynamic ward environment,” Paula said.

Jacob said the nomination was a reflection of the colleagues he works with every day.

“I wouldn’t be the nurse I am today without the support and teamwork,” Jacob said.

“This nomination acknowledges all the hardworking staff that makes AMU tick 24 hours a day,” Jacob said.

The awards ceremony was postponed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in that time Jacob has completed his registered nursing degree and now works within the FSH Medical Oncology unit.

Two other South Metropolitan Health Service staff won awards at the event.

Rockingham Peel Group Aged Care Transition and Liaison Nurse Deb Jones received the top honour of WA Nurse/Midwife of the Year. Deb also won the Excellence in Primary, Public and Community Care category for her deep commitment to supporting Rockingham General Hospital (RGH) patients to achieve their health goals after leaving hospital.

Sharon Rowe, Adult Burns Service Clinical Nurse Consultant at Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG), won the Excellence in Rural & Remote Health award for supporting and educating nursing staff in remote and rural areas to provide high quality burns care.

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