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Buderim Private Hospital staff member receives nursing honour


IMG_5407Congratulations to Mel Daniels (Assistant Director of Clinical Services - Perioperative & Surgical) who was presented with the 2023 Outstanding Achievement in Nursing/Midwifery Leader Award at the Association of Queensland Nursing & Midwifery Leaders Conference in November 2023.

This Award acknowledges the significant commitment of an individual to Nursing/Midwifery leadership through a research project, innovative program, introduction of change management, or a significant contribution to nursing and midwifery leadership. 

Mel said: “I am extremely grateful and deeply humbled to receive this award. I join a Hall of Fame list for this award of colleagues I have respected and looked up to my whole career.” 

“My dedication to developing and supporting future nursing and midwifery leaders and being a positive role model for our professions is my passion and motivation that comes from those who have done this for me including my mentor and beautiful friend Colleen Rasmussen.” 

In her role at Buderim Private Hospital, Mel oversees multiple units, including main theatres, recovery, endoscopy and more. With over 200 staff reporting to her, she's in the driver's seat to influence positive change and support a community of nurses.

As part of UnitingCare, the Buderim Private Hospital is owned by the Uniting Church and is the only not-for-profit provider of private hospital services on the Sunshine Coast.

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