Please join us to celebrate Passion, Leadership and Innovation at the 2023 Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship Luncheon.
Date and time: Thursday 8 June 2023, 11.30am arrival for a 12pm start
Location: Crown Aviary, Level 3, Crown Towers, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC 3006
Jo Horgan, Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Mecca Brands,
in conversation with Penny Fowler, Chairman of the Herald & Weekly Times and Chairman of the Good Friday Appeal
Kelly Light, the 2023 Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship Recipient
Price: $145 per person or $1,400 for a table of 10
Each ticket includes a two course lunch, drinks and free parking.
Bookings will remain open until midnight on Thursday 25 May.
About the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship
The Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship offers a unique opportunity for an outstanding nurse at the RCH to further develop their career and change the future of paediatric healthcare.
First established in 2009 by the Auxiliaries Executive Committee (AEC), headed by then President, Carole Lowen OAM, the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship was created to advance the fine talent of nurses at the RCH, ensuring the hospital continues to be at the forefront of world class practice. To date, 14 incredible nurses have been supported through the scholarship, which is made possible thanks to the RCH Auxiliaries.
The scholarship is named in honour of the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE and recognises the wonderful contribution she has made to the RCH since 1933. Dame Elisabeth generously gave her name to this scholarship in perpetuity. She felt the nurses were the backbone of the hospital and should be given the opportunity to travel the world and learn from best practice. This scholarship showcases Dame Elisabeth’s ongoing commitment to the care, health and wellbeing of the children at the hospital.
Meet the 2023 Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship Recipient
Kelly is a Clinical Nurse Educator at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH). She began working at the RCH in 2007. In 2011, she joined the RCH@Home team, now the Wallaby ward and Complex Care Hub. Kelly’s experience in community care encompasses nursing patients in their communities, coordinating state-wide paediatric services and facilitating clinical education for on-road staff.
With support from the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship, Kelly will develop a trauma-informed care implementation plan specifically focusing on Ambulatory Care settings. Kelly’s work will focus on Ambulatory services, where staff are regular fixtures in patients’ lives and homes, so are pivotally placed to recognise and respond to signs of trauma.
Thank you to our Principal Partner
This wonderful scholarship is made possible thanks to our Principal Partner BankVic.
BankVic exists to strengthen the communities in which they serve. Their aim is to build healthy communities that are financially, socially and environmentally sustainable. It’s these beliefs that drive the work they do every day. They are about people before profits.