14th Dec 2012

Awards for Aboriginal Health Practitioners

Congress Health Practitioners recognised in Excellence Awards.

On Friday 14 December, the 2012 Aboriginal Health Worker Excellence Awards were held at Parliament House in Darwin.

The awards were in recognition of the outstanding commitment that Aboriginal Health Practitioners demonstrate to their work on a daily basis. The finalists were nominated by their colleagues, communities and patients for their commitment and excellence in their chosen field of practice.

Congress had two deserving recipients of awards. Kym Stanton was awarded Best New Practitioner. Since registering, Kym has worked in a number of local primary health care programs, particularly working in the area of elderly client care. Recently she completed the Aboriginal Ear and Hearing Health Skills Set and has helped set up an Audiometry Clinic with two other AHW’s to provide services to her community members.

Leonard Law was awarded runner-up in the Specialist category. Leonard (Lenny) is passionate about Ear and Hearing health but still enjoys working in the general clinic. He is the coordinator of the Hearing Program at Congress. He does much of the screening himself, coordinates the referrals, follow ups, and works with visiting Allied Health Audiologist specialists. Lenny participates in continuing professional development and holds several certificates related to his work in ear and hearing health. He is a role model for his AHW colleagues in Congress and Central Australia.

Well done Kym and Lenny – Congress is proud of the work that you, and all our Aboriginal Health Practitioners, carry out every day looking after our community.