The DAISY Award

Launceston General Hospital

The Daisy Award

What is a DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award was founded in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died, aged 33, following an 8-week hospitalisation with complications from Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura, an autoimmune disease. ‘During those weeks, we experienced the best of Nursing’, says Patrick’s father. Patrick’s family were particularly touched by the outstanding compassionate care they and Patrick received during this time. Following his death, they wanted to create something to say thank you to nurses everywhere. They created The DAISY Award, an award to honour nurses and midwives who provide outstanding compassionate careDAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. Today, the DAISY program runs in 27 countries and more than 4,300 health care facilities, with close to 125,000 nurses honoured and over 1.3 million nominations written.

The Tasmanian Health Service South launched the DAISY awards in April 2020. It is a monthly awards program with a new recipient each month.

The DAISY Awards now also run in the North and North West.

For more information please visit The DAISY Foundation website

How do I nominate a Tasmanian Health Service nurse or midwife for a DAISY Award?

If you have been the recipient of or witnessed extraordinary compassionate care by a Tasmanian Health Service nurse or midwife and would like to nominate her or him, please send an email telling us the full name of the nurse or midwife you are nominating, the unit/ward/area where they work, and why you think they deserve to be a DAISY Award honouree.

Please send email to:

THS – South

daisy.thssouth@ths.tas.gov.au

THS – North

daisy.thsnorth@ths.tas.gov.au

THS – North-West

daisy.thsnorthwest@ths.tas.gov.au

Congratulations to our DAISY Award Honourees

2021

Month

Honouree

Area

January

Peta Lodge

Sarah Stuber

General Medical Unit, Royal Hobart Hospital

Northern Cancer Services – Holman Clinic

February

Emma Watson

Minseong Kim

Midwifery Group Practice, Royal Hobart Hospital

Emergency Department, Launceston General Hospital

March

Leonie Moore

Tasma Talbot

Launceston General Hospital

Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Royal Hobart Hospital

April

Bebe Brown

Joanne Saunders

Hyperbaric Unit, Royal Hobart Hospital

John Morris Diabetes Centre, Launceston General Hospital

May

Catherine Page

Donna Atkins

Intensive Care Unit, Royal Hobart Hospital

Launceston General Hospital

June

Josie Okey

Diabetes Educator and Endocrine Nurse, Royal Hobart Hospital

July

  

2020

Month

Honouree

Area

April

Serani Dobson

Maternity Unit, Royal Hobart Hospital

May

Jenni Hawkins

Oncology Inpatients, Royal Hobart Hospital

June

Rosanne Jones

Special Care Nursery, Royal Hobart Hospital

July

Gary Cairns

Emergency Department, Royal Hobart Hospital

August

Suzanne Golden

Midwifery Group Practice, Royal Hobart Hospital

September

Teresa Howlett

Psychogeriatric Inpatient Unit, Roy Fagan Hospital

October

COVID Team Award

Janet Russell

Kellie Waycott

Tracy Geeves

Acute Medical Unit - Medicine, Launceston General Hospital

Women's and Children's Services - 4B (Birthing), Launceston General Hospital

Mersey Community Hospital

Medical Specialities, Royal Hobart Hospital

November

Carolyn Bodfish

Charlie Kim

General Medical Unit, Royal Hobart Hospital

George Town Hospital

December

Alana Fitzgibbon

Amy Barrett

Bobby Westcombe

Oncology Outpatients, Royal Hobart Hospital

Flinders Island Hospital

Critical Care, North West Regional Hospital