Media Release - 2nd April 2011

2 Apr 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.

Media con­tact:
Geri Mal­one 0409 899 050