It's 2020 Year of the Nurse & Midwife!

26 February 2020

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The World Health Organisation has declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse & Midwife.

The celebration recognises the vital role nurses and midwives play in the delivery of global health services. It also marks the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

The Neurological Council of WA pays tribute to the incredible contribution of nursing and midwifery colleagues around the world.

Kathy McCoy, Executive Director at The Neurological Council of WA:

"As a team of neurological nurses, we are proud to acknowledge the contribution of our nurse colleagues across the globe.

Neurological nursing plays a key and vital role in supporting the community - bridging acute, primary, aged, children's, rare diseases, chronic disease, palliation and mental health care delivery.

Neurological nursing is important and 2020 what a great year to recognise the contribution of nurses!"

Sharing our stories

In celebration of this occasion, we will share stories about our team throughout the year. Keep an eye out on our website!

Eileen Murray Neurological Council of WA

Meet Eileen Murray

Eileen joined our Bunbury team as a community neurological nurse in January 2014. Since joining our Neurocare team, Eileen has found great support among her colleagues. She also feels incredibly humbled and privileged to be able to help clients and carers in their journeys. Read Eileen's story.

Claire Stoddard NCWA

Meet Claire Stoddard

Claire joined the Neurological Council of WA in 2016. Initially starting out as a receptionist, Claire was given the opportunity to widen her scope, moving into healthcare administration supporting the Neurocare team. In 2019, she was appointed to the role of Neurocare Navigator. Read Claire's story.