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Congratulations to all VRHA winners!

RWAV congratulates all the winners of the 2021 Victorian Rural Health Awards.

Since 2005, RWAV with the support of the Victorian Government Department of Health has proudly hosted the awards to recognise the significant role of health professionals contributing to the well-being of our Victorian rural communities.

The awards also acknowledge the lifetime of dedication from health professionals who have contributed 35+ years of service to rural communities. Among the nominees, the awards celebrated rural general practitioners, rural generalists, outreach providers, nurses, midwives, practice managers and allied health professionals working across rural Victoria.

2021 Victorian Rural Health Awards Winners

  • Outstanding contribution by a rural GP: Dr Peter “Justin” Madden – Otway Medical Clinic
  • Outstanding Contribution by a Rural Generalist: Dr Elizabeth Garoni – Mt Beauty Medical Centre and The Gardens Albury
  • Outstanding Contribution by a Nurse/Midwife: Louise Holland – Bendigo Community Health Services
  • Outstanding Contribution by a Rural Allied Health Professional: Dr Naomi Malone – A Life Simply Lived Psychology, Boort
  • Outstanding Contribution by a Rural Practice Manager: Miffanwy Shelton – Corangamite Clinic Colac
  • Outstanding Contribution by a Rural Outreach Provider: Dr Andrew Horwood (outreach to Wimmera region)
  • Rising Star Award: Muhammad Yousuf – HeadtoHelp Wellington (Sale)
  • Closing the gap award: Dr Karoline Gunn – Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative, Warrnambool

Length of Service award

  • Dr Bruce Johnston – Inglis Medical Centre, Sale
  • Dr Geoffrey Campbell – Bunyip Medical Clinic
  • Dr Grant Chapman – Drysdale Village Medical Centre
  • Dr Kristina Tavcar – Shepperton Lister House Medical Centre
  • Dr Nola Maxfield – Wonthaggi Medical Group
  • Dr Paul O’Dwyer – Shepperton Lister House Medical Centre
  • Dr Phillip Hall – Warrnambool Medical Clinic
  • Dr Steven Bismire – Ovens Medical Group Wangaratta
  • Dr Bernard Moore – Yarrawonga Medical Clinic

See more about all our winners here.

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