Mary Maxwell has been nominated for the Pride of Australia medal for her work at Nepean Hospital.
The ICU (intensive care unit) nurse is known to her colleagues for her sunny, caring disposition and for giving much of herself to others.
She was nominated in the “care and compassion” category for her contribution to nursing, which she has been doing for the past 37 years.
Ms Maxwell, who is also a carer for her husband, said the rewards of her job outweigh the challenges.
“I would like to acknowledge my dear friend Dolores and her family for all the support they have given me during this difficult period while caring for my husband and continuing to work and also for looking after our dog, Bouncer,” she said.
The medal recipients will be announced in October.
Only weeks after its official launch, The Penrith is Here brand has been highly commended in this year’s Greater Sydney Tourism Awards as an innovative way to attract visitors.
The awards were judged by a panel of key tourism industry figures who congratulated Penrith on “leading the way with dynamic and intelligent branding”.
Council’s Penrith Visitor Information Centre won an Award of Distinction in the Visitor Services category for the third year in a row, for being “well run with good planning and good systems”.
Road repairs soon
Work is expected to start soon on repairing damaged roads, footpaths, kerbs, gutters and driveways in Westerly Way, Glenmore Park, after a water main burst there in July.
Affected residents who need more information, can contact Sydney Water on their information hotline 132 090.
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