Lifetime Achievement Honour Roll

The WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards Committee, on behalf of the Minister for Health, are pleased to accept nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Honour.
Nurses and midwives who have had highly impactful careers should be nominated. Such individuals are those who have changed the nursing and midwifery landscape in Western Australia, nationally and/or internationally.

Why is this Honour different
to the other awards?


The Lifetime Achievement Honour is not a category of the WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards but an induction into an honour roll. This induction takes place at the annual WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards Gala Dinner.


These individuals will be assessed by an independent panel for consideration on the Honour Roll based on a long standing and extraordinary contribution to the nursing and midwifery professions, which exceeds what might normally be achieved, in the course of their professional role.


Who can be nominated?

All health care colleagues are invited to submit the name of a nurse or midwife who has made an outstanding contribution to their position and the nursing and/or midwifery profession(s) over their career.

How are nominations assessed?

An independent advisory body (WA Nursing and Midwifery Lifetime Achievement Council) meets annually to consider all nominations and make recommendations to the WA Minister for Health on who should be inducted onto the Lifetime Achievement Honour Roll.
The Council consists of members from across Australia. These include very senior nurses and midwives, as well as well respected members of the community. Its diversity means that the Council has a broad perspective.
In considering nominations, the Council seeks to satisfy itself that the person concerned has:

  • demonstrated achievement at a high level;
  • made a contribution over and above what might be reasonably expected through paid employment; or
  • whose contribution to the nursing and/or midwifery professions stands out from others who may have also made a valuable contribution.
  • The degree and value of the contribution, rather than merely length of service, is the primary focus of the Council’s consideration. After assessing the nominations, the Council recommends a list of recipients to the WA Minister for Health for approval.


    Is it necessary to provide referees?

    Yes, the names and address of individuals who would be in a position to comment directly on the nominee’s service should be provided. As a general guide, two to four referees are required for each nomination.

    Are nominations confidential?

    All nominations are strictly confidential and the information provided will be used only to assist the Council in considering the merits of the nomination.

    The person being nominated should not be approached for information or advised of his or her nomination at any stage.

    Nominees are not advised of their nomination.

    Honour Rolls, unlike awards, do not usually announce unsuccessful nominees. So, nominees should never know that they were ever nominated.

    Only recipients are advised in writing that they have been successful in being inducted to the Lifetime Achievement Honour Roll.

    The Council reserves the rights to chose one or multiple recipients to be inducted to the Honour Roll.

    More Information

    The name(s) of successful nominees will be announced to the public at the annual WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards Gala Dinner on 6 October 2023.
    If you have any further questions, or require guidance in th If you have any further questions, or require guidance in the preparation of the nomination, please call (08) 9222 2308 or contact us here.
    For a sample nomination for this Honour, click here: Lifetime Achievement Example.