Medicare champions

Nominations are now open for the Stronger Medicare Awards, to recognise and honour Medicare Champions across the country.

McEwen MP Rob Mitchell is encouraging constituents to recognise and nominate Medicare champions from McEwen.

Nominees should be outstanding individuals and practices that provide exceptional care, embrace innovation and work together to improve the health of the community.

“We all know of someone who has gone above and beyond to make a positive difference to our health, our lives, our families and our communities,” Mr Mitchell said.

“These Medicare Champions deserve recognition, as we celebrate 40 years of Medicare this year.”

Nominations are open for individual health professionals, practices or health centres and multi-disciplinary teams working across the full range of primary care services.

“Nominations are also open to the many hard-working people who do not have health care profession qualifications… but work for primary care services and help patients access health care,” Mr Mitchell said.

“This is our chance to say thanks and to call out the dedication, innovation and expertise in our local community.”

The federal government said primary care is the foundation of the healthcare system, delivered through general practice, community health centres, mental health centres and allied health services.

“These professionals and their support teams are often the first place Australians turn to for their health needs,” the government.