NSLHD News September 12 - FINAL

New Director of Nursing and Midwifery at HKH Linda Davidson (pictured right) might be new to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, but to many staff in the district, Linda will be a familiar face. Recently taking up the position of Director of Nursing and Midwifery at HKH, Linda previously worked as DON/Site Manager at Ryde Hospital and held acting positions as the DONM and then Divisional Manager Medicine and Aged Care at Royal North Shore Hospital. Linda has returned to the district – after working at Lower Hunter Sector for the last four years – and is excited about the opportunities and growth the redevelopment will bring to Hornsby. “The vision of the new build and the development for nursing and midwifery is really important to me,” she said. “It’s good to be back in NSLHD. I look forward to making contact with those who I have worked with in the past.” Linda’s return to the district came during the winter flu season but despite the “baptism of fire” she was impressed with the professionalism of the staff, the warm welcome and the keenness of the nursing and midwifery teams in providing a high standard of care.

Her goal is to empower nurses and midwives to be the voice of patients in ensuring the provision of safe and quality care. “I would like them to be the voice of the patient and ensure the essentials of patient care are delivered with compassion and care,” she said. “We can do this through identifying emerging nurse/midwifery leaders for the future and supporting nurses and midwives in evidence surrounding contemporary care.”

Health Educators Professional Seminar Staff from across the district recently attended the Centre for Education and Talent Development’s Health Educators Professional Seminar. Around 70 health educators were in attendance for the all-day event which is run annually.


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