The Victorian Rural Health Awards is back for its 15th year. Since 2005 RWAV has proudly hosted the annual Victorian Rural Health Awards to recognise the outstanding contributions made by health professionals working in rural communities.
The Victorian Rural Health Awards will be hosted on 2 May 2020 in conjunction with the 2020 Victorian Rural Health Conference in Bendigo. The awards honour the exceptional medical specialists, GPs, nurses, allied health professionals and Aboriginal Health Workers working across rural and regional Victoria.
This year, new category selections have been introduced. If you know a rural health professional who should be recognised for their outstanding contribution, nominate them for a Victorian Rural Health Award.
Nominations close on Monday 9 March 2020.
RWAV acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services for the 2020 Victorian Rural Health Awards.
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION BY A RURAL GP
This award recognises a general practitioner who has shown professional and personal commitment to regional and rural communities and has gone above and beyond to provide services to the community.
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION BY A RURAL GP-VMO
This award recognises a medical practitioner who has shown ongoing commitment to providing specialist anaesthetic, obstetrics or surgical services throughout rural Victoria.
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION BY A RURAL SPECIALIST
This award recognises a medical specialist who has made significant contributions in providing outstanding care to patients and the communities in which they practice.
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION BY A RURAL NURSE/MIDWIFE
This award recognises an exceptional rural nurse or midwife who delivered outstanding patient care, positive outcomes and performs above the expectations of their role.
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION BY A RURAL ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
This award recognises an allied health professional who has shown professional and personal commitment to regional and rural communities and has gone above and beyond to provide services to the community.
RISING STAR AWARD
This award celebrates the future face of rural healthcare. Each year we recognise a junior health professional who has shown a true passion for rural health and is intent on dedicating their career to rural communities. This award is open to all health professions.
CLOSING THE GAP AWARD
The award recognises a health professional who has made significant contributions in providing care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and communities in which they practice.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
The People’s Choice Award is the opportunity for a patient, client or a support person to acknowledge a health professional who cared for them.