South Golden beach nurse Libby Bowell receives her award from Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove.
South Golden beach nurse Libby Bowell receives her award from Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove. Penny Bradfield

Life saving nurse wins Florence Nightingale Medal

SOUTH Golden Beach nurse Libby Bowell received the Florence Nightingale Medal on Tuesday night from the Governor General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove.

In a special ceremony at Government House in Canberra, Ms Bowell received the honour for her work responding to cholera outbreaks in South Sudan and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

She also assisted in the humanitarian mission in Liberia, helping to contain the spread of Ebola in that country and was on duty in Nepal after the deadly earthquake there.



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