Wed, 09/30/2020 | News

Deidre Brogan recognised for clinical leadership in 2020 SCHN Nursing and Midwifery Awards

NCIRS Clinical Nurse Consultant Deidre (Dee) Brogan has been recognised for her clinical leadership in the 2020 Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) Nursing and Midwifery Awards. 

Deidre has worked at the Children's Hospital of Westmead for over 27 years, initially providing care to families through the emergency and transplant departments, and now through immunisation services.

In her role with NCIRS, Deidre coordinates the delivery of the New South Wales (NSW) Immunisation Specialist Service and provides expert care to children and families in the hospital community and across NSW. This service operates from the outpatients department and via telehealth to support families who have experienced an adverse event following immunisation or who have complex medical needs. Deidre also responds to enquires directed to the NSW Immunisation Advice Line which provides clinical guidance for immunisation providers and individuals across the state.

Deidre has a special interest in developing specialised immunisation services for children who have developmental disabilities, behavioural disorders and fear of needles. She has been a leader in the development of clinical pathways to address the unique challenges of vaccine delivery for these groups and has contributed to research and quality improvement in this area.

Deidre is a dedicated and compassionate clinician, and a champion for improving health and well-being of communities through immunisation. This award is a well-deserved acknowledgement of the contribution Deidre has made to immunisation practice across Australia. Congratulations Dee!