Marianne is an open water swimmer and baby swim teacher.

In March 2022 she undertook a 20km swim across Lake Brunner raising funds for the neonatal service. The Trust decided to offer two travel/ Education scholarships with the funds raised.

We were able to support two transport nurses to attend the attend the Aeromedical Society of Australasia & Flight Nurses Australia’s conference in Brisbane (ASA & FNA). The conference was held 30th Aug – 2nd September 2022.

This covered their Conference Registration, Accommodation and Travel.

This conference was targeted at Nurses and Doctors who are involved in Aeromedical transfers, this year the theme was “Critical Care in the Air – Critical Care Anywhere.”

Attending this conference was a fantastic opportunity for two of our experienced nurses who are in the NICU emergency retrieval team. An important aspect of being a transport nurse is ensuring the team has the right equipment, for the right baby and that we can logistically transport any baby anywhere we need them to be. Whilst ensuring that we have the best knowledge, method of transport and right people in the right place at the right time.

This conference allowed us the opportunity to learn and experience how other NICU and paediatric intensive care nurses are transporting and caring for their intensive care patients. We are able to share this knowledge with our collegues.

We are extremely grateful for the financial support of the Trust and the Marianne scholarship that enabled us to attend.