Media Release - 2nd April 2011
The passing of Western Australian Senator Judith Adams, is a great loss to the consumers of health services across rural and remote Australia.
As a passionate advocate for the improvement of healthcare in remote Australia, she had a unique grasp of the complex challenges health care workers face. Equally she fully understood the necessity for Australia to get health care in the bush right. Judith consistently advocated for equity of access to health services in rural and remote areas.
As a bush nurse and midwife, she was considered a champion, one of our own that was on the inside of the decision-making machine of Canberra.
Christopher Cliffe, the President of CRANAplus stated today; “The loss of Judith is a tragic blow to Remote Health in Australia. She was a great friend to CRANAplus, and on behalf of all of our members across the country we offer our condolences to her family, friends, colleagues and constituents.”
As a regular attendee at the national CRANAplus conferences, a special dedication will be delivered at the CRANAplus30th anniversary conference in Cairns in October 2012, in recognition of her contributions to improving the healthcare of people who live, work and play in remote Australia.
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