Extraordinary doctors recognised at 2018 WA Country Doctors' Awards
Thirty rural doctors have been recognised for the outstanding dedication to rural communities at the 2018 Country Doctors’ Awards. The Awards were held on 24 March 2018, hosted by WA Country Health Service and Rural Health West.
The annual awards recognise and reward the extraordinary and long-term contributions of doctors working across rural, regional and remote Western Australia. Doctors were recognised for 40, 30 and 20 years of service to rural communities and seven special awards recognising outstanding achievement in the rural medical sector.
In addition to the long-service awards, nine doctors were
Rural Health West Chief Executive Officer
“Rural doctors don’t just contribute to the health and well-being of their patients; but also the sustainability of rural communities,”
“Each and every rural doctor across the rural WA deserves
WA Country Health Service Chief Executive Mr Jeff Moffet said he was pleased to acknowledge the efforts of so many rural doctors from right across the State.
"It is crucial to encourage doctors to reside and practise in country areas to ensure these communities can access high-quality care," Mr Moffet said.
"To spend a significant portion of your medical career working in the country is an incredible achievement and also demonstrates the rewards of rural medicine."
"We are indebted to these doctors for their service."
2018 Country Doctors' Awards recipients
30 years of service to rural and remote Western Australia
20 years of service to rural and remote Western Australia
Specialist of the Year (non-GP)
Procedural GP/District Medical Officer of the Year
Rising Star (Emerging Doctor)
GP of the Year
Metropolitan-based Specialist Bush Champion