2022 inductees -Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll
Congratulations to the 2022 Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll inductee, Yvette Story. Read on to learn more about Yvette's professional career.
Yvette is a passionate leader who has made a big difference to midwifery in Tasmania. She started her nursing career at the Royal Hobart Hospital in 1984 and then worked in palliative care in the Whittle Ward at the Repatriation Hospital.
Yvette trained in midwifery so she could help more people in rural and remote settings. She studied midwifery at St Mary's Hospital in London and then came back to work in Australia. Yvette worked in the Northern Territory as a lead midwife in an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation. She worked closely with the community to create a birthing program for indigenous women at the Alice Springs Hospital.
In 2015, Yvette was awarded the 'Returned Sisters Memorial Grant' through the Florence Nightingale Grants and Awards. She used this grant to start the Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training (PROMPT) course at the Royal Hobart Hospital. She also created a 'train the trainer' program for public and private settings in Tasmania. This unique course trains health care professionals on obstetric emergencies.
Yvette has led work to help Tasmanian midwives progress their careers. She is respected for her knowledge, guidance, and honesty. Yvette has worked with universities all over the country to deliver quality, professional learning experiences. Yvette has run Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics throughout Australia for the last 22 years.
Yvette is a remarkable woman who fights for what she believes in. She says that working with women and their families is a privilege. While things don't always go to plan, she believes that listening, caring and supporting a family in a professionally loving way can make even the most heart-rendering events powerfully healing.
Yvette has a Graduate Certificate in Family and Child Health Nursing (University of Tasmania), a Master of Midwifery (Charles Darwin University) and is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Redesign (University of Tasmania).
Yvette also volunteers to support Tasmania's homeless population. She drives and operates the local Orange Sky Van 'Splasher'. This role includes washing laundry and spending time connecting with the community.