Two Dubbo nurses are finalists in the consumer appreciation category of the 2019 NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.
They are Marisa Bolton, nurse manager at the Outpatient Diabetes Clinic in Dubbo, and Rebecca Polansky, clinical coordinator of the Transitional Aged Care Program.
The NSW public was eligible to vote in the consumer appreciation category, one of 12 categories in the competition.
The category recognises nurses and midwives who demonstrate outstanding patient care and support of families and carers.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the two Dubbo nurses were among 43 finalists from across the state.
"These awards are an opportunity to honour nurses and midwives across NSW who go above and beyond and make a real difference not only within their teams but, most importantly, to the care they provide to patients," he said.
Mr Saunders said more than 53,000 nurses and midwives were working in full-time and part-time positions in NSW Health hospitals and health services.