Nurses on the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Extracting information from www.gg.gov.au below is a list/summary of the 13 Nurses named on the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Source: https://web.archive.org/web/2020*/https://www.itsanhonour.gov.au

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Paula Maree Duffy PSM
Public Service Medal (PSM)
Worongary, Queensland
For outstanding public service in nursing and the response to the COVID-19
pandemic.


Paula Duffy has worked for the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service for 20 years and was promoted to the role of Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Patient Experience, after formerly holding the position of Executive Director of Integrated Ambulatory and Community Services, incorporating one of the largest Emergency Departments in Australia.

Ms Duffy’s professional relationships and concentrated efforts across the organisation have been fundamental to the management of COVID-19 at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service. Extremely well regarded by the leadership in the Queensland Ambulance and Police service, her strong leadership has been the glue that helped the Gold Coast navigate the challenges of being the first region to experience the Omicron variant peak in Queensland. She coordinated the hospital response which required the opening of 9 dedicated COVID-19 wards and 2 ICU pods.

Ms Duffy is a leader across all aspects of the COVID-19 response, ranging from the creation of testing centres in the community to facility screening desks, quarantine hotels, dedicated COVID-19 wards, virtual wards and partnering with private hospitals to increase public patient capacity. For the last two years she has been the key contact for the Gold Coast, reporting to the state bodies and coordinating complex arrangements across the city to support the COVID response.

The contribution by Paula Duffy to her profession, and the high regard in which she is held, is testament to her quality standards and consistent contribution to the public health sector over decades.

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Caroline Farmer PSM
Public Service Medal (PSM)
Padstow, New South Wales
For outstanding public service to New South Wales Health, particularly during the
COVID-19 pandemic.


Currently serving as the Director of Nursing & Midwifery and Clinical Governance within the Western Sydney Local Health District, Ms Caroline Farmer has made significant contributions to public health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

In June 2020, Ms Farmer’s executive leadership was pivotal during Western Sydney Local Health District’s (WSLHD) initial COVID-19 response. She liaised with key staff from the Commonwealth, the New South Wales Ministry of Health and residential aged care facilities to ensure the availability of adequate nursing workforce to support local outbreak sites.

Ms Farmer also ensured the coordination of a nursing workforce to disability homes, local facilities, vaccinations centres and the Greater Western Sydney COVID-19 Community Accommodation. As a result of the continual demand for nursing staff, Ms Farmer established a District COVID-19 Nursing Workforce Unit which provided a centralised point for the coordination of nursing staff deployment across Western Sydney. Throughout this time, as the WSLHD Emergency Operations Centre’s executive lead for Planning, Ms Farmer was integral in the coordination and finalisation of a number of key initiatives, such as the WSLHD Intensive Care Workforce Plan, the COVID-19 Ward Model of Care and the WSLHD Clinical Governance Safety and Quality Priorities.

Ms Farmer continues to foster the next generation of leaders amongst nurses and midwives in WSLHD, ensuring this cohort have the right skill set, insight and vision to drive improvements in health care services and future innovations. In recognition of this priority, in February 2021, a pilot WSLHD Nursing & Midwifery Leadership Program was launched, with 12 participants from across the region selected for the opportunity to develop and grow on their leadership journey. Upon graduation, this cohort were empowered to enact upon their future leadership goals, influence positive change at a local level through shared learnings, actions and individual leadership practice, and effectively support service operations to deliver better care and services to patients across Western Sydney.

Ms Farmer is an exemplary public servant who is a role model for collaborative leadership and innovative contributions. She is a trusted voice within the public health community and shows unwavering commitment and resilience to deliver results.

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Wendy Leeanne Hellebrand OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
Victoria
For service to the community through a range of roles.

Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation, Lions Australia

  • Skin Check and Dermoscopy Coordinator, Mobile Skin Check Project, since 2019.

District 201V2, Lions Australia

  • Chairman, Zone 3, since 2002.
  • Chairperson, Family Welfare and Children’s Mobility, current.
  • Past Region Chairperson.
  • Past Chairperson, Drug Awareness Program.
  • Past Chair, Independent Third Person Program.
  • Past Chairperson, Youth of the Year, Young People in Service and Youth Exchange Program.

Inverleigh Leigh Valley Lions Club

  • Past President.
  • Past Vice President.
  • Past Treasurer
  • Past Secretary.
  • Liaison Officer, Campaign Sight First Program, 2007-2008.
  • Community Health and Welfare Officer, since 1999.
  • Member, since 1995.

Community

  • Council Member, Royal Geelong Agricultural and Pastoral Society, since approx 2000.

Professional

  • Practice Nurse, Bannockburn Surgery, current.
  • Past Sexual Health Nurse and Counsellor, (then) Headspace Geelong.

Awards and Recognition include:

  • Rural Nurse Award, Rural Workforce Agency Victoria, 2015.
  • District Governor’s Star Award, District 201V2, Lions Australia, 2012.
  • Melvin Jones Fellow Award, Inverleigh Leigh Valley Lions Club.
  • Leo Tyquin Award, Victorian Lions Foundation, 2009.

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Jennifer Mary Jones OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
New South Wales
For service to family and child health nursing.

Sydney Local Health District

  • Clinical Nurse Consultant, Child and Family Health Nursing Service (CFHN), and the Family Partnership Coordinator, since 2009.
  • Clinical Nurse Consultant within Community Health, since 1990.
  • Staff Member and Researcher, Sydney Institute of Women, Children and their Families, current.

Education

  • Honorary Associate, Community Health Nursing, Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sydney, since 2015.
  • Honorary Affiliate, University of Technology Sydney, 2018, and Lecturer, 10 years.

Nursing – Other

  • Clinical Supervisor to CFHN and Midwives Far West Area Health Service, Royal Flying Doctor Service and Maari Ma Aboriginal Health Service, 2001-2006.
  • Worked within operating theatres and emergency department, Children’s Hospital Westmead, 1995-2005.
  • Registered Nurse, since 1976.

Displaced Persons

  • Child and Family Health Clinical Coordinator, Services for Displaced Persons from Kosovo and East Timor, Operation Safehaven, Australian Government, 1999-2000.
  • Nurse, Child and Family Health Clinic, Dili, 2000.
  • Research Project, Health Outcomes for Displaced Persons from East Timor, 2000.

Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses’ Australia

  • Former New South Wales Vice-President, 10 years.
  • Long-term Member.
  • Chair, National Conference, Sydney, 2000.
  • Former Committee Member.

Community

  • Member and Volunteer Lifesaver, Manly Surf Life Saving Club, 15 years.
  • Supporter, Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales, current.

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Therese Anne Lee OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
Bongaree, Queensland
For service to nursing.

The College of Emergency Nursing Australasia

  • Committee Member, Queensland Branch, 15 years.
  • Former President, Queensland Branch.
  • Former National Committee Member.

Flight Nurses Australia

  • Founding Member, 1995-2002.
  • Committee Member, 1995-2002.

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

  • Nursing Director, Safety and Quality Unit, 2011-2019.
  • Assistant Nursing Director, 2010-2011.
  • Former Aeromedical and Road Retrieval Nurse.

Queensland Health

  • Manager, Metro South Area Health Service, 2008-2010.

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

  • Coordinator, Early Management of Severe Trauma Course, since 2005.
  • Member, current.

Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue Service

  • Former Chief Flight Nurse, Nambour.

Awards and recognition include:

  • Humanitarian Overseas Medal, 2006.
  • Australia Day Achievement Medal, Banda Aceh, 2006.
  • Australia Day Achievement Medal, Medical Services Olympic Games, 2001.

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Victor Mannin McConvey OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
Elwood, Victoria
For service to people with Parkinson’s, and to nursing.

International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

  • Chair, Global Task Force on Palliative Care, since 2016.
  • Chair, Health Care Professional Special Interest Group, since 2016.
  • Member, Education Committee, current.
  • Member, since 2009.

Parkinson’s Victoria

  • Clinical Nurse Consultant, since 2006.
  • Manager, State-wide Health Information and Education Team.

Australian College of Nursing

  • Inaugural Co-chair, Movement Disorder and Parkinson’s Nurses Faculty, 2011-2012.
  • Member, since 1997.

Health – Other

  • Member/Supporter, World Parkinson’s Coalition, current.
  • Member, Advanced Practice/Nurse Practitioner Network, International Council of Nursing.
  • Registered Nurse, since 1990.

Professional – Other

  • Appointed, first Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist, Leeds, United Kingdom, 2005-2006.
  • Charge Nurse – Stroke Rehabilitation, Leeds Teaching Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom, 2004-2005.
  • Nurse Unit Manager, Neurological Unit, Calvary Health Care, Bethlehem, Melbourne, 1997-2004.
  • Associate Unit Manager – Acute Medical/Cardiology, John Fawkner Hospital, 1996-1997.
  • Associate Unit Manager – Continuing Care Unit, Fairfield Hospital, 1995-1996.
  • Associate Charge Nurse, Alfred Health Care Group, 1994-1995.
  • Registered General Nurse, Worthing and District Hospital, West Sussex, United Kingdom, 1993-1994.
  • Registered General Nurse, Monash Medical Centre, 1991-1993.

Awards and recognition include:

  • June Allen Practice Enhancement Fellowship, Nurses Board of Victoria, 2008.
  • ANZAN Prize for Best Neurology Paper delivered at the ANNA Conference and Scientific Meeting, Australasian Neuroscience Nurses Association, 2007.

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Michele Rumsey AM
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division
Sydney, New South Wales
For significant service to nursing, and to health care policy.

World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre, University of Technology Sydney

  • Director, since 2008.
  • Vice Chancellor’s University of Technology Sydney (UTS) GAP Summit for the Pacific and Small Island Nations Steering Committee, 2020-2022.
  • WHO South Pacific Regional expert Pacific working group on Basic Psychosocial Skills, 2020.
  • ACFID PNG Working Group.
  • ACFID Research Development and Impact.
  • WHO WPRO Regional expert consultation on the future of mental health in the Western Pacific, 2021.
  • Member, WHO Technical Expert Group Global Education Academy, 2021.
  • WHO HQ Steering Group for the Nursing and Midwifery Global Community of Practice (NMGCOP).
  • Founding Member of Advisory Board for UTS International Development research and Impact Network, since 2019.
  • Member, Steering Committee, State of World Nursing Report, 2020.
  • PNG National Steering Committee on strengthening health workforce.
  • Contributor, Health Workforce Strategic Plan – Kiribati, 2018.
  • Leader, Pacific Open Learning Health Net Review, 2017-2018.
  • Director, Maternal and Child Health Initiative Papua New Guinea, 2012-2016.
  • Regulation Advisor, Papua New Guinea, 2014.
  • Recipient, Human Rights Award – Social Inclusion, 2014.

Nursing – Other

  • Secretariat, South Pacific Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers Alliance Secretariat, since 2008.
  • Assistant Secretary-General, Global Network of World Health Organisation Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery, 2014-2018 and since 2022.

World Health Organisation Europe

  • WHO HQ Steering Group for the Nursing and Midwifery Global Community of Practice (NMGCOP), since 2021.
  • Manager, Australian component, Mobility of Health Professionals Report,2012.
  • Project Officer, 1994-1995.

General Nursing Administration, World Health Organisation

  • Director, Health Policy and Service Design Unit, Western Pacific Region, 2021.
  • Director, WPRO Adaptation and implementation of Basic Psychosocial Skills: A Guide for COVID-19 Responders in selected Pacific Island Countries, 2020-2022.
  • Director, nursing and midwifery education and regulation, Pacific Island countries, 2021- 2022.
  • Director, WHO and DFAT PNG Health Strengthening Education Program for Nursing and Community Health Workers, since 2021.
  • Director, DFAT Papua New Guinea (PNG) ANGAU Hospital redevelopment Project Maternal Health 2020-2022.
  • Director, Papua New Guinea Schools of Nursing Audit, AusAID, 2012.
  • Director, International Council of Nurses, 1997-2005.
  • Ethics Officer, United Kingdom Central Council for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors, 1994-1998.
  • Project Manager, Royal College of Nursing, 1991-1995.

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Mary (Maria) Said AM
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division
Quakers Hill, New South Wales
For significant service to anaphylaxis treatment, education and prevention.

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia

  • Chief Executive Officer, Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia, since 2012.
  • National President, FACTS/Anaphylaxis Australia, 1999-2012.

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

  • Associate Member, current.
  • ASCIA Member, New South Wales Anaphylaxis Working Party, current.
  • Member, various committees including the Anaphylaxis Committee, Education Committee, Paediatric Committee and Insect Allergy Working Party, Drug Allergy Working Party, current.

European Academy of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Patient Organisation

  • Committee Member, current.
  • Co-Chair, Asian Pacific Alliance, current.
  • Member, International Life Sciences Institute food labelling/allergen thresholds working group.

Allergy Research

  • National Co-Chair, National Allergy Strategy, since 2014.
  • Australian Representative, Patient Organisations Committee, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, current.
  • Adjunct Research Fellow, Health and Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, University of Western Australia, since 2019.
  • Involved with the formation of the Allergen Bureau.
  • Committee Member, Tick Induced Allergies Research and Awareness (TiARA), since 2013.

Publications and Education

  • Associate investigator in several research studies.
  • Co-Author, a range of publications in medical and food industry journals.
  • Chapter Contributor, Allergen Management in the Food Industry, and other food industry and medical publications.
  • Launched first Australian Food Allergy Week.

Early Career

  • Registered Nurse, Blacktown Hospital, 1982-1997.
  • Educator, Hawkesbury Agricultural College, 1985-1987.

Awards and recognition include:

  • Neighbour of the Year, Blacktown City, 2004.
  • Ministerial Community Service Award, 1999.

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Lesley Salem AM
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division
Hamilton, New South Wales
For significant service to nursing, and to Indigenous health.

Nursing

  • Nurse Practitioner, Generalist and Chronic Disease, Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities, New South Wales and Queensland, since 2010.
  • Various nursing positions, Hunter New England Hospital and Health Service, 1985-2010.
  • Involved with the establishment of Gidgee Healing at Doomadgee.

Nursing – Other

  • Mentor and Teacher to Nurse Practitioner Candidates, current.
  • Guest Speaker, Donna Diers Oration, Australian Nurse Practitioner conference, 2021.
  • Keynote Speaker, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA), National Conference, 2018.
  • Guest Speaker, Federal Indigenous Women’s United Nations delegate, 2009.
  • Guest Speaker, Nephrology Nurse Practitioner Model of Care, WHO, Geneva, 2008.
  • Indigenous Resources Advisor, Kidney Health Australia, 2008.
  • Member, National Working Party for the development of Remote Area Renal Service Standards for Indigenous Australians.

Professional Associations

  • Member, New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association, since 1990.
  • Member, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association, current.
  • Member, Australia and New Zealand Nephrologist Society (ANZSN), current.
  • Member, Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP), current.
  • Member, The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM), current.
  • Member, Wannaruah Lands Council, current.
  • Former Member, Advisory Group, Nurse Practitioner Accreditation Standards on behalf of Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

Committees

  • Member, Nurse Practitioner Advisory Committee, University of Newcastle, current.
  • Member, Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Taskforce Review Nurse Practitioner Taskforce, 2019.
  • Represented CATSINam at the Rural Health Roundtable, 2015.
  • Scientific Program Member, National Medicines Symposium, 2010.
  • Advisor for development of Indigenous Resources, Kidney Health Australia, 2008.
  • Former Member, National Working Party for the development of Remote Area Renal Service Standards for Indigenous Australians.
  • Former Member, Nurse Practitioner Advisory Committee, University of Newcastle.
  • Federal Indigenous Women’s Delegate on the Diplomatic Party to the United Nations.

Community

  • Volunteer, Development of Bush Tucker Farm, Rutherford Technology High School, 2007.
  • Volunteer, Development and Delivery of Aboriginal Health Worker Chronic Kidney Disease Education, 2007.
  • Volunteer, Teaching and Mentoring advanced Nephrology Nurses in Clinical Assessment, 2005-2010.
  • Artist, since 1990.

Publications

  • Iconography and Symbolism of Eastern NSW Aboriginal Art, 2015.
  • Bush Tucker in Kidney Failure and Diabetes, 2006.
  • The Health Management Plan for End Stage Kidney Disease, 2006.

Awards and recognition include:

  • Australian Nurse Practitioner of the Year, 2015.
  • Reconciliation Aboriginal Acquisitive Artwork Prize, 2013.
  • NSW Aboriginal Health Award: Innovation in Chronic Care, 2008.
  • NSW Premier’s Award, Fairness and Opportunity Award – Gold Award ‘Safeguarding our Nations – an Aboriginal Screening project, 2007.
  • First Indigenous Nurse Practitioner, 2003.

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Shillar Sibanda OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
Point Cook, Victoria
For service to the African community of Victoria.

Africa Day Australia

  • President, since 2018.
  • Founding Member, since 2012.

Community Roles – Other

  • Committee Member, African Music and Cultural Festival, since 2016.
  • Committee Member, African Australian Communities Leadership Forum, current.
  • Chairperson, Hand 2 Hand Sincedane Charity, current (helping to rebuild schools in Zimbabwe).
  • Founding Member, Commemorative Committee Melbourne, Nelson Mandela Day Australia, since 2013.
  • Supporter, Unite to Fight Cancer for Peter McCullum, Mother’s Day Classic for Breast Cancer, St Vincent’s Fun Run.

Zimbabwe Community in Australia, Victoria

  • President, 2013-2015.
  • Committee Member, Interim Board, 2020.
  • Committee Member, 2005-2013.
  • Co-Founder, Zimbabwe Community Language School, 2011.
  • Founding Member, 2005.

Professional Career

  • Clinical Coordinator, Forensicare, since 2018.
  • Forensic Psychiatric Nurse, St Vincent’s Hospital, 2009-2018.
  • Psychiatric Nurse, Royal Melbourne Hospital, 2007-2009.
  • Registered Nurse, since 2006.

Awards and recognition include:

  • Premier’s Volunteer Championship Award, 2018.
  • Chairman’s Award, Zimbabwe Achievers Awards Australia, 2018.
  • Multicultural Award for Excellence, Africa Day Australia, 2013.
  • Ambassador for Peace, Universal Peace Foundation, 2010.

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Vicki Anne Simpson PSM
Public Service Medal (PSM)
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
For outstanding public service to the Mid North Coast Local Health District,
particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mrs Vicki Simpson is currently serving as the Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Service
Reform, and as the Health Service Functional Area Coordinator in the Mid North Coast Local Health District.

Mrs Simpson’s professionalism, resilience and leadership has been influential in the Health District’s response to catastrophic bushfires, a once in a generation flood and the COVID-19 pandemic over the last three years.

In an unprecedented and evolving global pandemic, Mrs Simpson has been exceptional in her role as the Health Service Functional Area Coordinator. Developing and rapidly implementing strategies for her nursing staff to ensure a well-managed response to COVID-19, she also took on the responsibilities of coordinating logistics, equipment (including ventilators and personal protective equipment), testing, and emergency accommodation. Further, she led early morning planning meetings coordinated with the State Health Emergency Operations Centre and liaised closely with community partners such as aged care facilities and local councils to ensure a coordinated COVID-19 response.

Mrs Simpson also spearheaded the mass vaccination program for the Health District,
resulting in more than 95 percent of the eligible local population reaching double vaccination status.

Mrs Simpson is committed to providing opportunities for First Nations people to embark on careers in nursing and midwifery. She has mentored staff through the trainee and cadetship process to senior nursing and midwifery roles, something she is most proud of.

With over 30 years of public service, Mrs Simpson is an integral part of the Mid North Coast Local Health District. She is an energetic, compassionate, and inspiring leader who is enormously respected among her peers and patients for her exemplary standard of professionalism and service delivery.

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Kathleen Mary Sloane AM
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division
Richmond, Victoria
For significant service to nursing, and to global women’s health.

International Continence Society

  • Member, Developing World Committee, 2017-2020.
  • Member, current.

Continence Foundation of Australia

  • Member, Scientific Committee, NCOI Conference, Melbourne, 2022.
  • Member, current.

Uro-gynaecology
Presenter/Clinician, Uro-gynaecology workshops in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, including:

  • Myanmar, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • Cambodia, 2019.
  • Bangladesh, 2003, 2004 and 2018.
  • Ghana, 2014.
  • Ethiopia, 2009.
  • Fiji, 2005.

Victoria/Tasmania Branch, Continence Nurses Society Australia

  • President, 2010-2011.
  • Committee Member, 2002-2005 and 2007-2011.
  • Former Clinical Preceptor, Pelvic Floor Workshops.
  • Member, current.

St Vincent’s Health, Melbourne

  • Team Leader and Clinical Nurse Consultant, Continence Clinic, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, since 2008.

Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne

  • Clinic Coordinator and Clinical Nurse Consultant, Uro-gynaecology, 2002-2008.
  • Continence Nurse Advisor, 2001-2002.
  • Midwife and Clinical Nurse Specialist, 1990-1999.

Nursing – Other

  • Continence Nurse Advisor, National Continence Helpline, 1999-2002.
  • Former Critical Care Nurse, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.
  • Registered General Nurse, since 1983.
  • Registered Midwife, since 1990.
  • Member, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.
  • Member, Continence Nurses Society Australia.

Awards and recognition include:

  • Connie Award, Continence Care Champion, 2013.
  • Jean Smith Prize, for Excellence in Women’s Health Nursing, Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, 2007.

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Karolyn Vaughan OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
Queensland
For service to nursing.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Examiners

  • Director, Asia Pacific and the Africa Region, since 2006.
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, since 1992.

Nursing

  • Clinical Nurse Consultant, Child and Family Health, Wentworth Area Health Service, 1997-2006.
  • Clinical Nurse Consultant, Karitane, mid 1990s.
  • Community Nurse and Early Childhood Nurse, Western Suburbs of Sydney, 1990s.
  • Registered Midwife, since 1989.
  • Registered Nurse, since 1986.

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TL;DR?

Too long; didn’t read?

Tweet the list of 13 Nurses named on the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List instead. 🙂

Paula Duffy PSM, Caroline Farmer PSM, Wendy Hellebrand OAM, Jennifer Jones OAM, Therese Lee OAM, Victor McConvey OAM, Michele Rumsey AM, Mary (Maria) Said AM, Lesley Salem AM, Shillar Sibanda OAM, Vicki Simpson PSM, Kathleen Sloane AM. Karolyn Vaughan OAM

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End Notes

Methodology

  1. Using the contraction “nurs”, search each of the PDFs here:
    www.gg.gov.au/queens-birthday-2022-honours-list
  2. Weed out those who work in plant nurseries 🙂
  3. Check ambiguities here: www.ahpra.gov.au
  4. Drop all titles and arrange alphabetically
  5. Repeat annually

Who Will Collate Next Year’s List?

This will be the last year for the meta4RN blog/collating these lists (see “Beginning of the End“). Why don’t you take over the job next year on a blog/site of your own? As per the methodology above, it’s a pretty easy way to attract a couple of thousand hits in about 48 hours. More importantly, you will help spotlight achievements of nurses without resorting to those cringeworthy hero tropes (see “Batman is a hero. I am a health professional.“).

Missing Anyone?

Please let me know via the comments section below if I missed any Nurses on the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Naturally, I’m happy to correct any oversights.

Queen’s Birthday? WTF?

What the hell is Australia doing celebrating our best and brightest by linking them to the not-actual-birthday of an unelected foreign multi-millionaire? It makes no sense. We should get behind the Australian Republic Movement, get the Union Jack off our flag, and get the Queens’s head (soon to be Charles’ head) off our coins. Australia has a history that is much, much longer than the British royal family’s history. See: republic.org.au

When Australia becomes a republic we should get a new flag. One that repels racists/extremists.
For more info about this John Joseph Australia flag painting see: https://theconversation.com/a-proposed-new-flag-that-everyones-talking-about-but-what-do-aboriginal-people-think-about-it-53959
(although I – a whitefella –  love the look/vibe of this alternative flag, it’s problematic)

Paul McNamara, 13 June 2022

Short URL: meta4RN.com/Queen22

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