Midwife with a passion named a finalist in prestigious awards

A midwife holds a doll and plastic replica of a female pelvis
WANMEA finalist Amanda Bath in action as a Clinical Midwifery Specialist at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
April 18, 2019

Respected Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) Clinical Midwifery Specialist Amanda Bath has been recognised as a finalist in the annual WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards (WANMEA).

Nominated for Excellence in Midwifery, Amanda, who has been nursing for more than 33 years who, said midwifery was a calling for her.

“For the majority of my career I have worked with vulnerable women who needed a voice to advocate for them, a health professional to support them and to listen and respond to their needs,” Amanda said.

“The inspiration for many of the projects I have worked on has come from the needs of those women, to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes and from staff who also asked what else can we do to make a difference?” 

FSH Midwifery Manager, Leanne Graham, described Amanda as an experienced and passionate midwife who continually strived to improve patient safety.

“Amanda is a true role model for our midwives, she has the skills to guide them, is a constant support and assists them to provide the best possible care to our patients,” she said.

“She has implemented and developed programs that have truly made a difference to the safety of the mothers and babies birthing at FSH.”

Amanda said she was overwhelmed and honoured to have been selected as a finalist.

South Metropolitan Health Service has four other WANMEA finalists:

  • Clive Batchelor, Mental Health Nurse, Fremantle Hospital
  • Irene Chan, Enrolled Nurse, Fremantle Hospital
  • Renee DePrazer, Nursing and Midwifery Educator, Fiona Stanley Hospital.
  • Jane O’Shea, Antenatal Clinic Coordinator, Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Winners will be announced at the WANMEA gala dinner on 11 May 2019.

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