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Remote health pioneer retires, NT

Date posted: 3 February 2012

Having contributed to the health and wellbeing of Northern Territorians for more than thirty years, Central Australian identity Margie McLean has decided to pass on the baton.

With a career spanning four decades and across three states, finishing up in the Barkly as Area Service Manager for the NT Department of Health's remote health division, Margie was today farewelled by a network of colleagues and friends.

General Manager for Central Australia Remote Health Services, Peter Frendin remarked on the valuable contribution she has made to remote healthcare in the NT.

'Her contributions to the health and wellbeing of Territorians, and in particular Indigenous people, has been significant and her skills and knowledge amassed over such a long and varied career are revered.

'She is well known for her commitment and passion towards Aboriginal employment and training and has been a champion of the Aboriginal Health Worker profession.

Other career highlights for Margie McLean include:

Mr Frendin thanked Mrs McLean for her many achievements and wished her well in her retirement. 'Margie's boundless passion for a job well done and dedication to improving the lives of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and particularly the people of the Barkly Region is the legacy she leaves behind,' he said.


Last updated: 3 February 2012
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