Catch the Chief

Walking to fundraise for nursing and midwifery research and education

            

Can you Catch the Chief?

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer for Metro North Health, Alanna Geary, is walking eight hours a day on a treadmill, at seven different Metro North sites, to fundraise for nursing and midwifery research and education. The fundraiser will further acknowledge the contribution of Nurses and Midwives to the health and well-being of our communities.

Scroll down to see where you can catch Alanna as she walks for eight hours every day at five different Metro North Hospitals, as well as a half day each at Brighton and North Lakes Community & Oral Health Services.  

Nurses and midwives walk kilometres each and every day. They walk with pride, passion and professionalism. They walk to deliver patient care, administer medication, consult members of a patient’s healthcare team, and importantly, they also walk to conduct vital and life-saving clinical research.

Help Alanna fundraise for our tireless nursing and midwifery researchers by donating, spreading the message through social media or the workplace, or becoming a workplace giver today! 

#walkingfornursingandmidwifery

Your Donation Will Support

All donations will be divided evenly between the RBWH Foundation and The Common Good to support two incredible nursing and midwifery funds.

The RBWH Foundation Joan Webster Nursing and Midwifery Research Fund

Professor Joan Webster was a much respected and revered member of Team Royal at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) for five decades. Her ground-breaking research has forever changed hospital practice in the areas of wound management, pressure ulcer prevention and intravenous access.

Joan is also passionate about supporting the next generation of nursing and midwifery researchers. This fund will provide nurses and midwives with an opportunity to commence or continue research that enhances and grows their profession.

The Common Good Megan Lowe Fund for Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Education

Megan Lowe started her nursing career in The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) Intensive Care Unit in 1984. During her nursing career, she was a remarkable role model, educator, mentor and leader for many nurses, both past and present across the health service.

The fund will be set up to provide financial support to nursing and midwifery staff to further the opportunities of quality education across Metro North. It also recognises the outstanding contributions made by Megan to nursing education.

Catch Alanna on the Treadmill

RBWH

When: 5th May

Where: Butterfield St, Herston QLD 4029

STARS

When: 9th May

Where: 296 Herston Rd, Herston QLD 4029

Redcliffe Hospital

When: 10th May

Where: Anzac Ave, Redcliffe QLD 4020

Caboolture Hospital

The Prince Charles Hospital

When: 12th May

Where: 627 Rode Rd, Chermside QLD 4032

North Lakes Community Health Centre

When: Morning of 13th May

Where: 9 Endeavour Blvd, North Lakes QLD 4509

Brighton Health Campus

When: Afternoon of 13th May

Where: 449 Hornibrook Hwy, Brighton QLD 4017

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

$53

Anonymous

Thanks for everything you do!

$53

Sylvia Hunt

Congratulations Alanna! You are an amazing role model. So much to be proud of!

$11

Karen Antcliff

Good luck Such an amazing effort

$105

Kim Forrester

Well done Alanna you are a great Nurse and role model.

$5

Jake Thurlow

Amazing work!

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Anonymous

$26

Anonymous

$26

Claire Flynn

Good on you Alanna. What a great effort!!

$11

Anonymous

Great stuff Alanna!

$53

Catherine Pearce

Way to go you legend.

$53

Sherryl

Keep going and well done x

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Cameron Abbott

Keep up the steps Dame Geary

$105

Karen Davies

Thank you Alanna for supporting nursing midwifery and research. Massive effort and leadership

$100

Katrina Campbell

Awesome work, you're an inspiration Alanna :)

$53

Anonymous

Go go go 🚶‍♀️ 👏

$26

Elizabeth Grove

Best wishes and great job, Alanna!

$53

Amanda Hazelman

$10

Kelly Duncan

$10

Irma Delwijnen

$5

Anonymous

$26

Larry Guymer

Go Alanna. You are amazing. From the Guymer’s.

$50

Simone Stillman

Go Alanna you’re an awesome role model !

$53

Bonny Barry

Loving the journey Chief Bonny

$25

Daniel Da Silva

$5

Michelle Hutch

Great work to all the nurses at Caboolture

$105

Louise Oriti

Great work Chief!

$26

Stephanie Webster

$26

Kylie Ann Tucker

I had 2 premmies and lost a baby at 19 weeks. Thankyou for the amazing care amd support the midwife's and nurses give. Muchly appreciated

$525

Amanda Dines

Great job walking for a great cause , Alanna #reddyredcliffe

$105

Anonymous

$105

Theresa Green

Thank you, Alanna for your support of nursing research!

$210

Ian Dobbs

This is my wife!! Go gorgeous!!

$16

Courtney Edgley

$26

Michael Miller

Alana Geary you are an inspiration, highest respect for you. Mike Miller

$105

Samantha Keogh

Thank you for supporting nursing and midwifery research and education.

$25

Di Weldon

You go girl!

$500

Joan Webster

$21

Penny Horn

Happy treadmilling Alanna. 👍

$105

Patsy Yates

Go Alannah!

$25

Diana Peter

$105

Janelle Laws

$53

Katie Foxcroft

$25

Tracey Hawkins

A fantastic cause! Thank you Alanna, you are an inspirational person.

$26

Joanne Neeland

Amazing Alanna - go Chief!

$53

Kathleen Ryan

Congratulations Alanna and team for organising such a great event for a valuable cause! Investing in research to inform nursing and midwifery healthcare excellence ensures that our patients continue to receive best practice care.

$53

Emily Anderson

We’re cheering you on Alanna! Our nurses and midwives are incredible! 👏👏👏

$79

Jai Tsien

Good luck!

$105

Ann Bonner

Congratulations Alanna. Keep going!

$11

Anonymous

$53

Julie Bunting

$53

Belynda Abbott

I absolutely love this initiative Alanna!! Thank you to all of our incredible Nurses and Midwives!

$210

Sharyn Ghidella

What an outstanding effort on your part, Alanna, to take on this challenge for such a worthy cause. Well done.. you’ll ace it, I’m sure.

$26

Carol Reid

Congratulations!

$263

Ms Susan Buckley

Alana, well done; you are an inspiration and thank you for highlighting the amazing hard work and contribution of Nurses and Midwives at Metro North and all hospitals !

$210

Nadeyn Barbieri

Thank you Alanna and all the wonderful nurses and midwives at Metro North. You are an inspiration. Thank you.

$79

Anonymous

$105

Brian Dolan

Absolutely brilliant Alanna and what an incredible thing to do for others. Total respect!

$105

Louise D'allura

Thank you for ALWAYS being a fantastic advocate of innovation and research Alanna!

$53

Lauren Kearney

Thank you for acknowledging the amazing work midwives and nurses do every day! Very pleased to have an opportunity to support Joan’s legacy too

$105

Nicole Marsh

$25

Cathy Mcdonnell

$53

Amanda Clark

Awesome Idea!

$105

Graham Hook

Great job Alanna

$200

Carole & Frank Taylor

Keep up the good work.

$53

Kate Copeland

Great fundraising initiative Alanna

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Jennifer Nancarrow

You go girl!!

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Toppy

Great effort for a great cause. Go Alanna!

$105

Laura

Go GF

$26

Jeffrey

Way to lead the charge for research.

$25

Arun Thomas

Wonderful initiative. Best wishes and thank you for your leadership, Alanna

$26

Louise Vincent

$53

Anna Tracey

Go, Alanna!!

$105

Jed Duff

See you at RBWH on the 5th May.

$26

Wendy Barwell

Behind you and this worthy cause all the way!

$21

Carly Dobbs

So very proud of you Alanna. Great work!! Go get it! All our love Carly, Andrew, Sienna and Leo xx

$53

Kerri Gane

Thank you for walking a mile in the shoes of the amazing nurses and midwives providing compassionate and empathetic care for patients, families and each other. They put the care in health every day!

$53

Sandy Netto

Well done Alanna!

$105

Claire Rickard

Thank you nurses and midwives for your hours on your feet caring for our MNHHS patients!! Go Alanna!!

$53

Vicki Boxsell

Well Done Alanna ❤️

$26

Jacinta Dahms

Good luck Alannah - great effort!

$26

Steve Steve

$20

Kim Ramsdale

$105

Jane H

Alana such a great initiative and recognition of the amazing work, dedication and commitment that nurses and midwives whatever their roles demonstrate day in and day out ! Thankyou

$50

Anne-maree Webster

Good luck Alanna!!

$105

Simone

Go Alanna! We are cheering you on!