Hepatitis NSW Cheryl Burman Award 2016 winner: Ms Janice Pritchard-Jones
Hepatitis NSW is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2016 Cheryl Burman Award is Ms Janice Pritchard-Jones, from the AW Morrow Gastroenterology and Liver Centre at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown NSW.
The Cheryl Burman Award is presented annually to an individual or team operating in NSW in recognition of their outstanding commitment to the advancement of treatment, support, information provision, management for people living with viral hepatitis.
This year there were five nominations for the Cheryl Burman Award. The quality of those nominations was impressive, and reflective of the passionate and innovative Hepatitis workforce in NSW. The panel found it a challenging task to evaluate the applications, and would like to congratulate all who were nominated for their excellent work.
Janice was chosen for the significant impact her work has had for those affected by viral hepatitis, not only in the Sydney Local Health District, but across NSW. She has worked to implement health pathways for easier access to new DAA treatment for patients, and to provide education sessions for hepatology nurses and GPs to build treatment capacity. She has played a significant role in developing and promoting hepatitis nursing as a specialist area.
Cheryl Burman, former Board member and President of the Hepatitis C Council of NSW – now Hepatitis NSW – died in 2011 after a long and arduous struggle with hepatitis C related liver disease.
“The effort to address the hepatitis C epidemic in Australia is clearly an ongoing one – and we are fortunate to have people like Janice to help lead these efforts,” said Mr Loveday, CEO of Hepatitis NSW.
This page last updated 28 Nov 2016.