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High praise for Aboriginal Health Workers

Date posted: 25 November 2011

The Northern Territory's Minister for Health, Kon Vatskalis, has congratulated the recipients of this year's Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) Excellence Awards, presented at a function at Darwin's Parliament House this week.

A total of 66 nominations were received for this year's awards, providing for an extremely competitive field.

Senior Aboriginal Health Worker, Marion Swift, who is part of the Child Health Development program at Ntaria Health Clinic in Central Australia, was presented with the highest honour, the 'Legend' award, as well as winning the remote health category.

Winners in three more categories joined Ms Swift in receiving an AHW Award for Excellence:

Remote health

Specialised

Urban

New practitioner

 

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Last updated: 25 November 2011
 
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