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Top honour for Ranjith

Wednesday, 13th May, 2015

(From left) Enrolled Nurse of the Year Elise Pascoe with Far West LHD Chief Executive Stuart Riley and Nurse of the Year Ranjith Chandrappa. (From left) Enrolled Nurse of the Year Elise Pascoe with Far West LHD Chief Executive Stuart Riley and Nurse of the Year Ranjith Chandrappa.

Ranjith Chandrappa is the Far West Local Health District’s Nurse of the Year.

Mr Chandrappa has worked at the Broken Hill Hospital for three and a half years and said he was surprised and happy to be awarded the honour yesterday.

“It couldn’t have been possible without the whole team,” he said.

“It is important to recognise the work that nurses do.

“I am happy and proud. It gives me confidence that I am doing the right thing. It means I am giving 100 per cent.”

Mr Chandrappa is in the middle of his night shift roster in the hospital’s Emergency Department.

“We are the first port of contact when people come in,” he said.

“We represent the hospital. In Emergency you can’t predict the shifts - you don’t know what’s coming. I like the challenge.

“I would like to thank the whole team, hospital management and my colleagues.

“This is more than a personal award - it is based on team work.”

Far West LHD Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Dale Sutton, congratulated Mr Chandrappa and all of the award winners. 

“It is well-deserved recognition for their commitment to providing quality service and care to our patients,” she said.

The awards were presented as part of the International Nurses Day celebrations.

Elise Pascoe was named ‘Enrolled Nurse of the Year’, and Larissa Hall ‘New Nurse Graduate of the Year’.

The ‘Nursing Team of the Year’ was the Balranald Multi-Purpose Facility.

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