Rewarding doctors in rural Western Australia.

The awards recognise rural doctors who have provided 20, 30, 40 and 50 years of service to country communities. Five Special Awards recognise the achievements in medical care from doctors and specialists in rural and remote parts of the State.

Rural Health West Doctors Service Awards-ceremony-17

2017 Doctors' Service Awards recipients

Thank you to Wesfarmers for helping us acknowledge the contributions of rural doctors in Western Australia.

The following awards were presented at the Awards Night and Gala Dinner held on Saturday 8 April 2017.

Special Awards
The Award for Outstanding Service to Rural and Remote Health
Dr Alison Turner
The Award for Remote and Clinically Challenging Medicine
Dr Susan Downes and Dr Olga Ward
The Award for Extraordinary Contribution to Outreach Services
Dr Steven Lai
The Award for Above and Beyond - Community First 
Dr John Rosser Davies and Dr Siew Lee Thoo

Rural Health West Life Membership
2017 Dr Stephen Langford
2016 Professor Geoffrey Riley
2015 Dr Malcolm Hodsdon
2013 Dr Felicity Jefferies
2012 Emeritus Professor Max Kamien 

Doctors' Service Awards Souvenir Booklets
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008

50 years of rural service
Dr James Bowie - Manjimup

40 years of rural service
Dr Jane James - Denmark
Dr Tomas Jones - Bridgetown
Dr Gary Mincham - Bunbury
Dr Kim Tee Ong - Mandurah
Dr Basudeb Saharay - Collie
Dr May Ure - Narrikup

30 years of rural service
Dr Kevin Christianson - Northam
Dr Christine Hartley - Gelorup
Dr Matthew Hodge - Albany
Dr Hugh Leslie - Albany
Dr James Murray - Geraldton
Dr Susan Shaw - Narrikup
Dr Gary Tapper - Busselton
Dr William Walker - Halls Head

20 years of rural service
Dr Craig Drummond - Bulgarra
Dr Sally Edmonds - Perth (RFDS)
Dr Michael Massey - Busselton
Dr Cathryn Milligan - Margaret River
Dr Noreen Parshad - Geraldton
Dr Anne Richards - Kununurra
Dr Marie Fox - Northam

 

2017 Doctors' Service Awards Special Award categories

The Award for Extraordinary Contribution to Outreach Services

The nominee must:

  • be a specialist currently providing outreach services in rural or remote Western Australia; and
  • have made an extraordinary contribution to outreach services in areas of medicine, teaching or research to communities in rural or remote Western Australia.

This award is proudly sponsored by Wesfarmers

The Award for Outstanding Service to Rural and Remote Health

The nominee must:

  • be a currently practising medical practitioner in rural and remote Western Australia; and
  • have made an outstanding contribution to the clinical and overall health and welfare of rural or remote Western Australia through the development and implementation of disease prevention, research, training, disaster management programs or demonstrated outstanding community leadership.

This award is proudly sponsored by Wesfarmers

The Award for Remote and Clinically Challenging Medicine

The nominee must:

  • be a currently practising medical practitioner in a general practice, hospital, Aboriginal Medical Service or providing locum services in remote Western Australia (Remoteness Area 4 or 5, see Doctor Connect for further information); and
  • have made an outstanding contribution to the clinical welfare and overall health of the community or to the sustainability of medical services.

This award is proudly sponsored by Wesfarmers

The Award for Above and Beyond - Community First

The nominee must: 

  • be a currently practising medical practitioner providing care in a hospital or aged care setting in rural and remote Western Australia;
  • have outstanding motivational skills, encouraging people to deliver the best quality of service possible;
  • work with multiple community stakeholders to make a difference to the health of the community they live in; and
  • demonstrate passion and drive to support country and community health services.

For further information on the Doctors' Service Awards please contact the Rural Health West Marketing team on 08 6389 4500 or via email.