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Nominations open for inaugural awards that celebrate rural and remote health professionals

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Nominations open for inaugural awards that celebrate rural and remote health professionals. 

 

Embargoed until Monday 3 July, 2023 

 

Nominations are now open for the inaugural National Rural and Remote Health Awards which will be celebrated at Parliament House Canberra on Monday 13 November 2023. 

 

The Awards aim to acknowledge the exceptional effort of health professionals, teams and organisations that have significantly contributed to improving rural and remote health in Australia. 

 

The Awards will be celebrated as part of Rural Health Month 2023 and will bring together stakeholders from across the rural and remote health sector to recognise the achievements of primary healthcare providers, people and organisations.  

 

Rural Health Pro’s Group Manager, Jeremy Mitchell, says following a global pandemic, floods, fires, and drought, it’s time to honour the dedication of those who strive to keep rural and remote communities healthy, on the national stage. 

 

“Rural Health Pro is honoured to bring these exceptional workers and organisations together on a national platform to be acknowledged and celebrated for their dedication and commitment to keeping our rural and remote communities healthy,” Mr Mitchell said.  

 

“Healthy rural and remote communities are not possible without the tireless effort of health professionals and organisations who show up, work together and commit to improving health outcomes for the benefit of others,” he said.  

 

Nominations for the Awards are open until 31 August 2023and there are ten awards including: 

 

  • Rising Star 
  • Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthcare 
  • Dedication to Health in a Remote Location 
  • Excellence in Rural/Remote Health Administration 
  • Rural/Remote Carer of the Year 
  • Rural/Remote Aged and Disability Carer of the Year 
  • Rural/Remote Health Advocate of the Year 
  • Rural/Remote Multidisciplinary Collaboration of the Year 
  • Rural/Remote Health Employer of the Year 
  • Rural/Remote Health Professional of the Year. 

 

Mr Mitchell says anyone who’s ever received outstanding care or support from a rural health professional or organisation, and hasn’t known how to show their appreciation, now has the perfect way to do so.  

 

“This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals, families, colleagues, friends, community leaders and business representatives to make their appreciation and thanks known to those who deserve it most,” Mr Mitchell said.  

 

“I encourage everyone to make sure the health professionals in your rural or remote community, who have made a difference to your life or the lives of your friends and family, know how valued they are.” 

 

Important dates & notes

 

  • Nominations Open:  3 July 2023 
  • Nominations Close:  31 August 2023 
  • Awards Presentation Gala:  Monday 13 November, Parliament House Canberraon Ngunnawal Country. 
  • Rural Health Month: is a month of events and activities specifically for rural health professionals offering unparalleled multidisciplinary networking opportunities. Learn more 

 

To nominate and view the selection criteria, visit ruralhealthpro.org/s/awards

   

 Media enquiries & interview requests

 

Rural Health Pro’s Group Manager, Jeremy Mitchell is available for interview.


For all media enquiries and requests, please call David Peters, Public Affairs Manager on 0413 872 491 or email
dpeters@nswrdn.com.au

 

 

 

 

 


Contact details:

For all media enquiries and requests, please call David Peters, Public Affairs Manager on 0413 872 491 or email dpeters@nswrdn.com.au

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