CRANAplus Awards showcase the high calibre of talent in remote and isolated Australia

2 Nov 2017

Under the stars and fairy lights on the shore of beau­ti­ful Cable Beach in Broome, CRANAplus con­fer­ence atten­dees joined to cel­e­brate the work of award win­ners with peers and experts from across the country.

The Auro­ra Award is award­ed annu­al­ly by CRANAplus to recog­nise indi­vid­u­als who have made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to remote and iso­lat­ed health. These indi­vid­u­als pro­vide inspi­ra­tion, lead­er­ship and ener­gy to make things hap­pen. They tru­ly are the Remote Health pro­fes­sion­als of the year.

The 2017 CRANAplus Auro­ra Award win­ner is Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor Sue Lenthall. A Vet­er­an remote area nurse with 3 decades of unbro­ken expe­ri­ence as an edu­ca­tor, researcher and in lead­er­ship roles, Pro­fes­sor Lenthall has a vision­ary approach sup­port­ing the remote health workforce.

Sue has been involved in most of the crit­i­cal projects that have shaped the pro­fes­sion today. She has demon­strat­ed a high lev­el of com­mit­ment to the nurs­ing pro­fes­sion and an out­stand­ing com­mit­ment to remote health, the pro­fes­sion of remote area nurs­ing, and to Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander health work­ers, doc­tors and allied health through var­i­ous lead­er­ship roles.
Sue has also over­seen the devel­op­ment of nation­al­ly acclaimed remote health edu­ca­tion, led inno­va­tion, and been cen­tral to crit­i­cal research as well as con­tribut­ing to the evi­dence base on which health ser­vice and work­force pol­i­cy is developed.

CRANAplus also con­grat­u­lates the fol­low­ing CRANAplus award recipients.

Ms Isabel Pearce — CRANAplus Out­stand­ing Novice and Encour­age­ment Award, spon­sored by Aussiewide Econ­o­my Trans­port
Mr Steve Brown - CRANAplus Excel­lence in Men­tor­ing in Remote & Iso­lat­ed Health Award, spon­sored by Remote Area Health Corp (RAHC)
Ms Kathy Arthurs — CRANAplus Excel­lence in Remote & Iso­lat­ed Health Prac­tice Award, spon­sored by Mt Isa Cen­tre for Rur­al & Remote Health
The Nurs­ing Edu­ca­tion Team, Tor­res & Cape Hos­pi­tal & Health Ser­vice — CRANAplus Excel­lence in Edu­ca­tion and/​or Research Award, spon­sored by Cen­tre for Remote Health
Mookia Rosie Bi-Bayan — CRANAplus Col­lab­o­ra­tive Team Award, spon­sored by Bel­lette Media.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all of the CRANAplus award winners.

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