2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife at SALHN

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Celebrating our nurses and midwives - 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife

This year Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) is celebrating the exceptional care our nurses and midwives provide each and every day to the southern Adelaide community.

Globally nurses and midwives are at the heart of providing health care to our community – this is no different to our Health Network - and the World Health Organization has declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic our incredible nurses and midwives have risen to the extraordinary challenge to keep our community safe, and perhaps now more than ever our nurses and midwives are being recognised widely for the vital work they do.

With over 3,400 nurses and midwives across our acute and community services, they devote their lives to providing quality and compassionate health care to those most at need from the beginning to end of life.

Thank you to our incredible nurses and midwives – you make a difference each and every day!

Fun facts from SALHN

  • 3,400 nurses and midwives work at SALHN – that’s 51% of our workforce
  • 88% live and work in the South
  • 120 specialty groups ranging from perioperative care to mental health to emergency care
  • 12% of our nurses and midwives have worked at SALHN for over 20 years

Thanks to our nurses and midwives

It’s wonderful we receive so many people in our community send messages of gratitude, thanks and support to our nurses and midwives, and this has been particularly significant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below are a few feel good messages thanking our incredible nurses and midwives

Thank you messages to staff Year of the Nurse and Midwife SALHN

You can leave your own shout-out message for a SALHN nurse or midwife who touched your life or inspired you by emailing SALHNMediaandCommunications@sa.gov.au. Posts can be anonymous.

Our inspirational staff

Nurses and midwives play a vital role in influencing and delivering health care, and we are extremely proud of our nurses and midwives at Southern Adelaide.

Hear inspirational stories from our nurses and midwives, highlighting successes, feel good moments and challenges they face. Video features a broad selection of staff including a Birthing Assessment Suite midwife, Palliative Care nurse, Aboriginal Health Practitioner, Hospital Coordinator and many more.

We have many talented, driven and empowering leaders across SALHN, who are passionate about delivering better health care. Meet some of our nursing and midwifery leaders who are driving real change in their field.

   We have a dynamic workforce, with our nurses and 
   midwives working across a diverse array of settings
   from perioperative care to mental health to emergency
   care.  Meet some of our super stars. 

More information

SA Health 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife