Allied health professionals in Broken Hill and the surrounding Far West Local Health District were celebrated in a special morning tea ceremony at the Broken Hill Health Service.
The event, which took place on 14 October 2023, marked Allied Health Professions Day, underlining the pivotal role that these healthcare experts play in community wellbeing.
This year’s theme for the occasion was ‘Stronger Together,’ emphasizing the collaborative nature of the profession. Director of Allied Health and Integrated Community Services Melissa Wels applauded the professionals for their comprehensive and individualized patient care.
“We are so proud to have such a dedicated and skilled allied health workforce in the Far West,” said Ms Welsh.
She went on to express her gratitude to the team for delivering a diverse spectrum of services across the region daily, allowing residents to receive treatment without the need to travel long distances.
With an eye toward future accolades, the 2024 Excellence in Allied Health Awards will offer another opportunity to formally recognize the invaluable contributions of these clinicians. Nominations for the prestigious awards are currently open.
“We have exceptional opportunities for our workforce in the Far West and it is wonderful to see our staff showcased on a state level,” Ms Welsh added. She noted that last year, Rebecca Smith bagged the Allied Health Leader of the Year award, while Stephanie Wylie received a nomination in the Early Career Allied Health Professionals category, setting high expectations for the 2024 ceremony.