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Aboriginal Health Worker Frank Hollingworth celebrates 51 years in the health service

Date posted: 14 February 2014

Frank Hollingsworth, an Aboriginal Health Worker and Elder of the Kuuku Ya'u and Kaanju communities, has worked for over 51 years in health services.

Frank's 51 year career has taken him to Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane and Perth as well as overseas to Canada and America. Currently Frank works in chronic care research with the Getting better at chronic care project, based at Mossman Gorge outside Cairns.

In February 1999 Frank commenced study at the University of Sydney and in 2003 he graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Community Development.

In 2015 Frank will be turning 80 and when asked if he is looking at retirement any time soon, Frank laughed and said, 'Who wants to retire? All I know is work!' He then went on to say more seriously, 'there can be no greater satisfaction and joy than knowing you are giving back in some little way to the community you come from and live in.'

Source: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association news


Last updated: 14 February 2014
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