Janette Hall Scholarship

The Janette Hall Professional Training and Development Scholarship Program (Scholarship Program) provides health professionals with the opportunity to attend best-practice training in Australia and internationally to enhance their knowledge and skills in organ and tissue donation.

The Scholarship Program is a national initiative overseen by the Organ and Tissue Authority and administered by each DonateLife Agency. It was established in 2011 in memory of Janette Hall, a DonateLife donation specialist nurse who became an organ and tissue donor after she died in December 2010.

For the 2016-17 round, applicants were invited to propose an activity which would enhance their skills and experience in organ and tissue donation for transplantation and has a clear relevance to implementation of the national reform program.

Successful recipients of the 2016-17 Scholarship include:

  • Ms Clare Collins, Donation Specialist Nursing Coordinator, DonateLife Tasmania, to attend the ‘Advanced International Training Course in Transplant Procurement Management’ in Barcelona, Spain;
  • Ms Donna Contor, Donation Specialist Nursing Coordinator, DonateLife Queensland, to attend the ‘Transplant Procurement Management Course’ in Barcelona, Spain; and
  • Ms Francesca Rourke, Clinical Education Coordinator & Donation Specialist Coordinator, DonateLife Queensland, to complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Note: Some jurisdictions are in the process of final approvals for the scholarship recipient to undertake international travel to complete their scholarship activity. Details of these scholarship activities will be listed here once approval has been sought.

Recent successful recipients of the Scholarship were:

  • Ms Cheryl Fourie, Donation Specialist Coordinator, DonateLife Queensland, Ms Angela McInnes, Donation Specialist Coordinator, DonateLife Queensland, Ms Jane Wells, Donation Specialist Nursing Coordinator, DonateLife Tasmania, and Ms Mary Campbell, Donation Specialist Nursing, NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service, to attend the ‘Transplant Procurement Management Course’ in Barcelona, Spain;
  • Ms Kim Lecuyer, Donation Specialist Nursing Coordinator, DonateLife Tasmania, to attend the 16th International Victor Chang Symposium in Sydney;
  • Ms Lesley Sheffield, Donation Specialist Coordinator, DonateLife South Australia, to undertake a Diploma of Counselling;
  • Ms Kylie Monk, Donation Specialist Coordinator, DonateLife Western Australia and Ms Nicola Fletcher, Donation Specialist Coordinator, DonateLife Western Australia to attend the International Congress Transplant Conference in Hong Kong;
  • Mr Andree Gould, Donation Specialist Nursing Coordinator, DonateLife Western Australia, to complete a Certificate IV in Project Management;
  • Ms Kelly Anstey, Clinical Nurse Manager, DonateLife Northern Territory, to attend a two day advanced workshop at the Gift of Life Institute in Philadelphia, United States;
  • Ms Janine Cunningham, Donation Specialist Nursing Coordinator, DonateLife ACT to attend a three week training programme on the retrieval process for skin and tissue in Nevada, United States; and
  • Ms Jessica Amsden, Education Coordinator, DonateLife Victoria, to complete a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching.
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