Administrator's Medal in Primary Health - Individual Winner
Congratulations to Individual Administrator’s Medal in Primary Health Care recipient, Patricia Nundhirribala!
Patricia is an Aboriginal Health Practitioner at Numbulwar Primary Health Centre and is commended for her outstanding commitment to improving health in her local community and for the patient-centred care strategies she has developed for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal clients.
Patricia has played a critical role in supporting her community, particularly in two key areas – COVID-19 preparedness and preventable chronic conditions management. Patricia’s role is innovative in that it’s the first time an Aboriginal Health Practitioner has taken on the chronic disease portfolio. Patricia has been instrumental in redesigning the role to fit the community’s needs and desires including developing educational resources in language, engaging family and community groups for health and establishing a home visiting program for disengaged clients with chronic conditions. The panel recognised Patricia for her outstanding commitment to improving health in her local community and for the patient-centred care strategies she has developed for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal clients. She has been a great advocate for her patients and demonstrated a holistic and integrated approach which incorporates both western medicine and traditional health practices.
The Administrator’s Medals in Primary Health Care are proudly sponsored in partnership by Northern Territory Primary Health Network, Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory, Health Providers Alliance NT, Centre For Remote Health, CRANAplus, Northern Territory General Practice Education, Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health and NT Health.