Port nurse of the year
Monday, 17 May 2004
PORT Macquarie's Karen Green tried a couple of jobs years ago but always returned to nursing.
Her dedication to the nursing profession was recognised during International Nurses' Day on Wednesday when Mrs Green was announced Nurse of the Year at Port Macquarie Base Hospital.
"It was an honour," she said.
"My workmates make the job what it is and for them to nominate me and my peers to support it is very satisfying."
The award is in recognition of Mrs Green's personal and professional devotion, exceptional organisational skills and caring and compassionate nature towards all patients and staff.
A committee selected the Nurse of the Year following nominations from colleagues.
On the nomination form, colleagues said Mrs Green displayed endless devotion by working extended hours, staying back to help staff and showing exceptional organisational skills.
"She is truly a valued member and team leader."
Mrs Green completed her hospital-based training at Sydney in 1981 before nursing at Dubbo and Port Macquarie Base Hospital.
Second-in-charge of a mixed surgical ward, she says the variety is a major attraction.
"I always had the personal philosophy to treat the patients as I would like my loved ones to be treated."
Mrs Green will receive a $100 voucher for the Four Points by Sheraton restaurant, flowers and a certificate.