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National Rural & Remote Health Award winners reflect on recognition and service

19th December 2023

Rural Health Pro's inaugural National Rural and Remote Health Awards were held in Canberra, bringing together finalists from all over outback and rural Australia for a celebration of the unsung heroes of health. RDN spoke with the winners on the night and you can now watch their reflections on recognition of their service to rural and remote health on RDN's YouTube channel.


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More than 160 people attended the event on Monday 13 November in the Mural Hall of Parliament House, where they were welcomed by local Ngunnawal elder Auntie Violet Sheridan and MC'd by the ABC's James Glenday and Jane Norman.


2023 Award Winners:

  • Dedication to Health in a Remote Location: Hoops 4 Health Pty Ltd
  • Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthcare: Healthy Skin Healthy Heart - Darling Downs Public Health Unit and Darling Downs Indigenous Health Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service
  • Excellence in Rural/Remote Health Administration: Associate Professor Rex Prabhu
  • Rising Star: Shay-Lee Coulson
  • Rural/Remote Aged and Disability Carer of the Year: Janice Dalton
  • Rural/Remote Health Advocate of the Year: Jasmine Davis
  • Rural/Remote Health Employer of the Year (Organisation): North and West Remote Health Ltd
  • Rural/Remote Health Innovator of the Year: RFDS Electronic Health Record Project Team Rural/Remote Health Professional of the Year: Dr Corin Miller
  • Rural/Remote Multidisciplinary Collaboration of the Year: Katherine West Health Board


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