FWLHD celebrate achievements

Far West LHD staff recognition award winners Caroline Anderson (left), Samantha Elliott, Jodie Miller, Rebecca Hatch and Graeme Hurley. Picture: Supplied

Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) staff and projects were recognised at a special ceremony earlier this week.

Outstanding achievements accomplished in 2021 were celebrated virtually on Wednesday in a COVID-19 safe environment with a limited number of staff in attendance.

Umit Agis, Chief Executive of FWLHD, said it was an important occasion.

“It’s very important that we celebrate the achievements of our staff and the projects that they continue to develop and deliver to improve health outcomes across the Far West LHD,” he said.

“Our staff have worked very hard through some very challenging circumstances and these Awards recognise those outstanding staff members, as well as the innovative projects implemented despite COVID-19.”


The ceremony that was meant to occur last year was postponed as resources were needed for a COVID-19 response.

The award recipients were selected using the LHD’s Brilliance nominations collected during the year.

Nominations focused on demonstrating the NSW Health CORE (Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment) values and award recipients have received multiple nominations.

A Peer Recognition award was also presented.

Samantha Elliott, Jodie Miller, Rebecca Hatch, Graeme Hurley and Caroline Anderson all received staff recognition awards.

Megan Jordan, Tim Symonds, Sam Jessett, Rebecca Smith and Ferna Vagg collected awards for the success of five individual health projects.

Twenty staff members were also honoured for their long service milestones ranging from 10 to 40 years.

“I’m pleased that we also acknowledge some of the long-standing staff in the District with service awards,” Mr Agis said.

The recipients were recognised with certificates of acknowledgement and a gift

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