The 2015 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards have opened for nominations and Queenslanders are being encouraged to put forward their recommendations for nurses and midwives who go above and beyond in their service to our community. The awards are being held in Queensland for the first time and have three categories including Outstanding Graduate, Team Innovation and Nurse of the Year. With the Caboolture, Nambour and Maleny Public Hospitals on our doorstop, I’m sure many of you could name at least one nurse that you either know in our community or has treated you at one of our hospitals. This is your best opportunity to allow them to be publicly recognised for the outstanding care they provide. All you need to do is make a nomination by 31 July 2015 by completing the online nomination form found at www.hestaawards.com.au.