Lindsy McCall’s passion for nursing recognised with top award

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Lindsy McCall was named WA’s Graduate Nurse of the Year.
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Albany nurse Lindsy McCall has been named the State’s Graduate Nurse of the Year at the 2020 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

Ms McCall practices for the WA Country Health Service at the Albany Health Campus emergency department and high dependency unit.

She was one of 13 outstanding WA nurses and midwives honoured at the awards this month.

She was nominated for the award during her first year of practising in 2019, when she spent six months at Denmark hospital and six months at Albany Health Campus.

Ms McCall said she strived to provide kind and holistic care to her patients.

“Potentially my enthusiasm for professional development and my commitment to providing high quality care contributed to my nomination,” she said.

“I feel job satisfaction when I am able to ease the suffering of patients and their loved ones through explaining the patient’s situation, giving them the information they need, making them feel heard, as well as alleviating physical suffering.

“Simple actions which will make their experience of healthcare a positive one.”

Ms McCall said she was shocked to be nominated for the Statewide award, let alone win.

“In the future I would like to broaden my skills in the critical care environment, and work towards being a nurse practitioner,” she said.

Health Minister Roger Cook thanked the winners for their commitment to the health and wellbeing of their communities.

“Each nurse and midwife has been nominated by colleagues or patients for making a significant difference to their professions and organisations, and to the health and wellbeing of the WA community,” he said.

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