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DAISY Awards

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Te Whatu Ora Health NZ - MidCentral and THINK Hauora are proud to be part of the DAISY Award program.


What are the DAISY Awards?
The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses and midwives in a very public way.

DAISY at Te Whatu Ora Health NZ - MidCentral and THINK Hauora
We know we have extraordinary staff at MidCentral and THINK Hauora, and we want to give them the recognition they deserve. With the Daisy Awards, nurses and midwives are nominated by the public, patients or their peers, and a steering committee will determine a winner each month from amongst the nominees.
The Award recipient will be presented with their award and recognised throughout MidCentral and THINK Hauora for their exceptional work. They will join a network of thousands of nurses worldwide who have been recognised as providing exemplary patient care.
How can I make a nomination?
Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse or midwife made a difference you will never forget! 
Fill in the online form or pick one up from reception at a MidCentral or THINK Hauora site and either mail it in to the address on the form, drop it to reception staff, or email to


Our January 2020 winner was Donna Johnson from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Congratulations Donna!






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Our February 2020 winners are the nursing team from the Medical Assessment and Planning Unit (MAPU). Congratulations MAPU!





Our March 2020 winner was Toni Webber from Radiation Oncology. Congratulations Toni!





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Our May 2020 winner was Mandy Easton from the Neonatal Unit. Congratulations Mandy!






Our July 2020 winner was Lauren Porten from the Rheumatology Service. Congratulations Lauren!






Our August 2020 winner was staff midwife Inez McCaughan. Congratulations Inez! 






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Our October 2020 winner was District Nurse Doug Horn. Congratulations Doug!








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Our January 2021 winner was STAR 4 Charge Nurse Diane Hague. Congratulations Diane!









To learn more, visit

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Send a message to a patient at a MidCentral DHB facility.

General information about Palmerston North Hospital.