The WA Rural Health Awards recognise and acknowledge health professionals who have dedicated their careers to caring for rural communities, as well as celebrate the achievements of health professionals who have enhanced the range and quality of health care available in rural locations.
Since 2008, Rural Health West has proudly hosted the annual WA Rural Health Awards (previously WA Country Doctors' Awards) to recognise the outstanding contributions made by health professionals working in rural communities. In 2017, WA Country Health Service formed a partnership with Rural Health West to co-host the awards.
The Awards are an integral part of the WA Rural Health Conference (previously Annual Conference), with the Awards ceremonies bringing together the finalists and winners to celebrate their achievements with family, friends and colleagues.
The 2020 Award winners will be announced at the WA Rural Health Conference taking place at the Pan Pacific Perth on Saturday 21 and 22 March 2020.
Nominations for the 2020 WA Rural Health Awards - Excellence have now closed. Award finalists and their nominators have been notified.
We would like to thank the following sponsors
Sponsored by Rural Doctors Association of Australia
- Ms Jenny Cutter, Kimberley Renal Services (KRS), Broome
- Dr Kim Isaacs, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service (KAMS), Broome
- Ms Stacey Robinson, The Nintirri Centre, Tom Price
Congratulations to the Long Service recipients who have shown an outstanding commitment to health in rural Western Australia.
Dr Peter Beaton, Narrogin.
Dr David Mildenhall, Albany.
Dr Kim Pedlow, Geraldton.
Dr Michael Peterkin, Busselton.
Dr Frederik Pretorius, Bunbury.
Dr Philip Reid, Qunidalup.
Dr Darcy Smith, Albany.
Dr Allan Walley, Margaret River.
Dr Neil Worthley, Albany.
Dr Ronald Jewel, South Bunbury.
Dr William Chow, Mandurah.
Dr Stephen Cohen, Busselton.
Dr John Collis, Margaret River.
Dr Graeme Findlay, Kalbarri.
Dr Mostyn Hamdorf, Dunsborough.
Dr Simon Hemsley , Bunbury.
Dr Megan McCormaxk, Margaret River.
Dr Michael Munroe, Bunbury.
Dr Stephanie Spencer, Northam.
Dr Richard Spencer. Northam.
Dr Andries Van Ballegooyen, Kellerberrin.
Dr Ann Ward, Busselton.
Dr Phillip Smith, Bunbury.
Dr Peter Terren, Bunbury.
20 YearsDr Stuart Adamson, Geraldton.
Dr Reginald Bullen, Halls Head.
Dr Pamela Burgar, Dunsborough.
Dr Annette Cransberg, Busselton.
Dr Coert Erasmus, Boddington.
Dr Nina McLellan, Goomalling.
Dr Nazmi Mikhaiel, Secret Harbour.
Dr Vafa Naderi, Port Hedland.
Dr Angela O'Connell, Jandakot.
Dr Amirthalingam Prathalingam, Denmark.
Dr Gavin, Riches, Busselton.
Dr Victor Seah, Mount Baker.
Dr Karl Staer, Esperance.
Dr David Tadj, Albany.
Dr Peter Wutchak, Collie.
Dr Harry Stock, Bunbury.