Earlier this year the HFACT committee nominated James Slade, our Bleeding Disorders Co-ordinator and haemophilia nurse, for the ACT Nurse of the Year award.
At a ceremony last night it was announced that James had won the 2017 award and we congratulate James for the award. James goes above and beyond in looking after our small ACT region bleeding disorders community.
James displays a deep personal commitment to the bleeding disorder community, for example, by attending family camps and social events out of work hours, and contributing to HFACT newsletters. This approach has developed trust between the community and the HTC. His advocacy and collaboration demonstrates that haemophilia treatment for James is more than a job, it is a passion.
James is strongly committed to achieving the best possible patient outcomes and is mindful of family and broader considerations.
James empowers patients by providing them with information and evidence about their condition and best practices, thereby giving patients the tools to self-advocate whilst providing support as and when required.
Well done James.
An ABC Canberra interview with James Slade and 2017 midwife of the year, Michelle Thinius, can be found at ABC Canberra - Afternoons with Laura Tchilinguirian Friday 12 May 2017. Note: The interview starts at 5m 50s into the program and runs for 12m 30s.
You can also read a more in-depth story in a Canberra Times article Monday 15th May 2017 by Daniel Burdon.
ACT Health Facebook post:
2017 ACT Nurse of the Year Award Announcement
James about to be interviewed by TV media crews.
Rebecca and Zach being interviewed by Nine and WIN reporters.