Nurse recognised in State awards

Anne Purcell

A Woy Woy nurse is one of 43 NSW finalists recognised at the NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

Ms Anne Purcell, who works with Central Coast Local Health District, has been a Nurse Practitioner-in wound management since 2007 She was a finalist in the Excellence in Innovation in Research category.

Ms Purcell provides direct and indirect clinical care for people with acute and chronic wounds as well as being a source of highlevel advice to other nurses when treating wounds. She started her nursing career in 1976 and is now applying her decades of expertise to assisting other medical professionals through clinical leadership, education, quality improvement and research activities.

Member for Terrigal Mr Adam Crouch said it was fantastic to see Ms Purcell recognised. “These awards of excellence are an opportunity to honour nurses and midwives across NSW who go above and beyond and make a real difference not only within their teams but, most importantly, to the care they provide to patients, ” Mr Crouch said.

SOURCE: Media release, 13 Dec 2019 Adam Crouch, Member for Terrigal