A message of thanks
After a long period dealing with drought, bushfires, floods, mice infestations and the COVID-19 pandemic, we know the stress and strain on the ground is real.
We would like to say thank you to all our rural GPs, nurses, allied health practitioners, nurses, midwives, Aboriginal health practitioners, practice managers, carers, pharmacists, paramedics, receptionists and administrators – everyone who is part of the rural workforce.
Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC
Governor of New South Wales
The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP
Deputy Prime Minister
The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health and Aged Care
The Hon Dr David Gillespie MP
Minister for Regional Health
The Hon Brad Hazzard MP
NSW Minister for Health
The Hon Bronnie Taylor MLC
NSW Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women
Associate Professor Ruth Stewart
National Rural Health Commissioner
CEO, NSW RDN
CEO, CWA of NSW
CEO, NSW Farmers
Editor-in-Chief, R.M. Willams Outback
General Manager, Akubra
The #RuralPositive Thanking Wall
To: Ann Marie, Pius X Aboriginal Corporation
I have never met you in person, but want to as soon as we can. We have spoken and messaged throughout COVID and I have made a new friend. I am inspired by the work you do for your community and the lengths you go to in supporting them. You are positive and grateful for every day you can help others. You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you
From: Robyn Ramsden
To: Dr Salma Ali, Armidale Medical Centre
Dr Ali, you are such an inspiration. Thank you for all the great work you are doing caring for the Armidale community, in particular the refugee community - who have needed your care and support.
From: Ben Eames
To: All rural health professionals
I want to pass on my appreciation and thank you for all the dedication, long days and at times what must feel like thankless work you put into supporting your communities. You really are special and I'm sincerely grateful.
Say thanks to our rural health professionals through the #RuralPositive Thanking Wall.
Hosted on thankandpraise.com.au
The aim of #RuralPositive is to bring everyone together to acknowledge and celebrate the great work our rural health workforce is doing and their positive contributions to community.
It is also about helping to keep our rural health professionals strong, well and capable and to let them know how much we value and appreciate them.
We’d love you to get behind #RuralPositive, say thanks and lend your support during November.
“Our GPs and rural health professionals have been doing it tough for a while now. The extra effort I’ve seen my staff put in at Woolgoolga is extraordinary. Rural Positive is a great way to say thank you and show our appreciation,”
RDN Chair, A/Professor John Kramer OAM.
Thank you to the following partners for supporting #RuralPositive