Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer visits NCWA

3 December 2020


NCWA Visit with Dr Robina Redknap

Today, we were delighted to have a visit from Adjunct Professor Dr Robina Redknap (Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer), Jenni Ng (Principal Nursing Advisor - Workforce), Tammy Lynch (Acting Principal Midwifery Advisor) and Deborah Jacobs (Principal Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Advisor) from the Western Australian Department of Health. It was a great opportunity to meet and catch up before the end of the year.

During the visit, Kathy McCoy shared with Dr Redknap and her team of principal nursing advisors an overview of the NCWA and Neurocare model. The following members of our team also presented:

  • Judith Pugh (Neurological Change and Development Nurse) provided background to research project, Evaluation of Trial of Neurocare Services for Selected Patients Post-discharge from Fiona Stanley Hospital, and a current project in conjunction with the University of Notre Dame (Fremantle) on the impact of Telehealth for neurological patients, their doctors and care providers during the pandemic;
  • Kym Heine (Community Nurse Consultant) and Dianne Hull (Integrated Neurological Nurse) spoke about their work in the Wheatbelt and presented a case study;
  • Rebecca Clinch and Renee Speedy (Aboriginal Brain Injury Coordinators) shared an overview of their work on the Healing Right Way project and with the Neurocare team;
  • Adrienna Elliott and Janice Guy (Integrated Neurological Nurses) provided background on their work with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) clients and other community-based clients on different advanced therapies; and
  • Rachel Barnes and Renae Heine (Integrated Neurological Nurses) presented on their work with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) clients.


We thank Dr Redknap and her team for joining us today and for their ongoing support during the World Health Organisation's, 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

Dr Robina Redknap visit to NCWA 3 December 2020
NCWA Visit with Dr Robina Redknap