Issue 7
Monday, 22 May 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
From left: Acting Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer for the Department of Health Heather Keighley, award winner Cherie Whitbread, and Minister for Health Hon Natasha Fyles
From left: Acting Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer for the Department of Health Heather Keighley, award winner Cherie Whitbread, and Minister for Health Hon Natasha Fyles

Dedicated educator takes top nursing honour

By Paul Dale

A Menzies School of Health Research and Royal Darwin Hospital Diabetes Educator has been named the Territory’s Nurse Midwife of the Year.

Cherie Whitbread was recognised recently for her work on the Northern Territory Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership. She also received the Excellence Award for education and/or research.

Ms Whitbread started training as a nurse at the Toowoomba General Hospital in Queensland after she finished high school. Following a brief period of general nursing in Darwin during the 1980s and time in Sydney, Ms Whitbread moved to the Northern Territory permanently in 1993.

Since then she has completed a Bachelor of Nursing, Master of Public Health and Master of Health Sciences (Nurse Practitioner) through Charles Darwin University.

Ms Whitbread has worked on the Northern Territory Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership since 2011.