• Peter Jenkin wins Nurse Practitioner of the Year!

    Peter Jenkin wins Nurse Practitioner of the Year!

    We are delighted to announce that Resthaven Nurse Practitioner, Peter Jenkin, has been named 2022 HESTA Nurse Practitioner of the Year.

    The HESTA Nurse Practitioner of the Year award is a prestigious national award that recognises a Nurse Practitioner who has demonstrated outstanding qualities in the areas of clinical work, mentoring and leadership.

    Peter’s win was announced at the 2022 Australian College of Nurse Practitioners National Conference in Sydney on Friday 14 October.

    Resthaven Executive Manager Residential and Retirement Living, Tina Cooper, says, ‘We are so proud of Peter – he is a thoroughly worthy recipient of this award.’

    ‘Peter plays a key role in the provision of specialist palliative care nursing services to Resthaven customers, in both residential and community services.’

    ‘Since he began with Resthaven in 2011, Peter has demonstrated ongoing commitment to embedding palliative care into Resthaven’s clinical structure.’

    ‘Peter actively participates in leadership and education activities in Resthaven’s workforce development education programs, has been integral in working with the senior clinical team in establishing new processes and best practice, and is a role model to staff.’

    ‘Feedback from Resthaven residents, clients and family is overwhelmingly positive, with families stating that they felt supported and informed about palliative care once Peter became involved in their individual circumstance.’

    ‘Resthaven customers benefit from Peter’s expertise and professionalism, and we can proudly state that Resthaven is a leader in best practice palliative care.’

    ‘This award win is testament to Peter’s outstanding efforts on behalf of the Resthaven community.’

    Well done, Peter!

    Peter was previously the recipient of the “Employee” award in 2017’s Aged and Community Services (ACS) SA and NT Awards for Excellence.

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