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The Governor at the Rural Health Awards at Kings Park

WA Rural Health Awards and Sheffield Shield Cricket

The Governor attended the Western Australian Rural Health Awards at Frasers Kings Park, presenting awards for 20, 30 and 40 years service to health professionals.

The awards were organised by Rural Health West, an organisation that works to support rural and remote health professionals, with the event recognising the extraordinary efforts of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals dedicated to supporting communities across WA.

This years awards were a double celebration recognising both the 2020 and 2021 recipients after last years’ ceremony was postponed due to covid restrictions.

Photo – Dr Mary Collins receives a 40 year service award from the Governor, just one of many recipients of either 20, 30 or 40 year service awards. Credit – Rural Health West

The Governor paid tribute to the ongoing commitment of all rural and regional health workers and thanked them for their tireless work.

“Doctors and medical professionals are highly valued by the regional communities in which they live and work, and are important members of these communities. The recipients of these awards have been nominated by peers and members of their community for the outstanding, and often extraordinary, contribution they have made,” said the Governor.

“I also want to pay tribute to the partners and families of the recipients who often endure long hours of partner or parent absence as a result of the dedication of health professionals in rural and remote communities.

I congratulate Rural Health West on their support of rural and remote health services and for their role in ensuring that these special professionals are acknowledged for the vital role they play.”

Supporting Sheffield Shield Cricket

The Governor attended the Sheffield Shield match at the WACA, watching Western Australia take on Victoria.

As Patron of the WACA, the Governor was treated to some terrific cricket by the home team, including WA bowler Joel Paris nothing up his maiden First-Class boundary.

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