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    Queensland nurse recognised for
    creative approach to nursing
    Congratulations to QNU member, Suanne Robertson, who              of obesity and lifestyle-
    was recognised for her creative approach to nursing at the        related diseases like Type 2
    national HESTA Australian Nursing Awards held last month.         diabetes,” Suanne said.
    Suanne (pictured right with her award) was a finalist in the      “Programs to educate people
    Innovation in Nursing category for turning intimidating           about healthier lifestyles
    health messages into engaging educational programs for            aren’t always successful. The
    predominantly high need community groups.                         big thing that I’ve discovered
    Suanne is a member of the service delivery team at Brisbane       in my work is that you have
    South Division Ltd which works in partnership with general        to meet your community’s
    practice and the wider community to deliver innovative health     needs.”
    solutions.                                                        Suanne’s nomination in
    As program coordinator for the Division’s Healthy Lifestyles      the Innovation in Nursing
                                                                      category acknowledged the
    Program, Suanne developed initiatives for the Southside
                                                                      extent to which Suanne had
    Education Centre, an independent school for young women
                                                                      forged partnerships with
    who have left the mainstream education system.
                                                                      external organisations to
    Many of the school’s students are mothers and more than half      make her programs relevant
    the students are homeless.                                        and ach
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