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Winnie May Nursing Scholarship
The Bundaberg Health Services Foundation has formed a research and training Sub-Foundation in honour of Dr Thomas Henry May and Laura Buchanan May. The Foundation’s charter includes the provision of funds to assist the training of staff at Bundaberg Hospital.
As part of this ongoing commitment for staff training, the inaugural Winnie May Nursing Scholarship was announced in May 2004. Nurse Winnie May, the niece of Dr Thomas Henry May, was trained by her uncle, Dr May, who was the Surgeon for the Bundaberg Hospital in 1884. Later, Dr May became the Medical Superintendent and was a principal founding member of the new Bundaberg Hospital.
This Scholarship, valued at up to $5000, is generously donated by the descendents of Dr May and will be offered each year for nursing staff at the Registered Nursing and Enrolled Nursing level who are employed at Bundaberg Hospital to encourage them to continue their professional development through an accredited nursing related course either on a full-time or part-time basis.
The Scholarship is open to all permanent Registered Nursing and Enrolled Nursing staff at Bundaberg Hospital whose studies are likely to be completed during the two year tenure of the Scholarship. The Scholarship will contribute towards the tuition, books and charges related to these studies.
The Scholarship will be awarded on merit by a selection committee appointed by the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation to the person who best meets specific qualifications and criteria. Click here for the latest prospectus and conditions. Prospectus and Conditions of Award 2016
2015 Antoinette Hollett and Zaina Glynn
2014 Liz Sellwood, Melanie Robinson, Naisam Sainudeen
2013 Patricia Doyle
2012 Nancy Scott, Jin Jin Gao
2011 Tracey Devine, Lisa Watson, Mandy Zweedyk
2010 Nicole Blunt, Michelle Blackwell, Carleen Ellis
2009 Sharon Mick
2008 Michelle Lacey, John Gamlin, Dohna Myler
2007 Sandra Sharp
2006 Christine Cameron
2005 Rene Huysamen
2004 Suzanne Vanderberg
NEW NURSING AWARD
The Bundaberg Health Services Foundation has started a new award in honour of Melanie Robinson who was tragically killed in a car accident on February 4.
Each year the Foundation will fund $2000 for the Melanie Robinson Midwifery Award. The award is open only to midwives who are working in a maternity (including ante-natal and post-natal) environment at Bundaberg Hospital to further enhance their work practice.
Melanie, loved being a midwife, and was a Winnie May Scholarship recipient in 2014. These Scholarships are held annually by the Foundation to provide nurse education to those at Bundaberg Hospital.
She received $1500 for her studies in neonatal nursing allowing her to undertake a post-graduate degree in neonatal nursing through the Australian College of Nurses.
It has been Melanie’s passion and long term professional goal to become a specialised neonatal nurse.
The Foundation believes this is a fitting tribute and lasting reminder to a remarkable young nurse and midwife.
The award will be announced in conjunction with our annual Winnie May Scholarship function.