2019 Minister for Health Awards – Win for Navigate!
We are proud to announce our consumer representative, Alan White, received the prestigious award for Outstanding Achievement by a Volunteer: Improving Public Healthcare. This award was presented by The Hon. Jenny Mikakos MP, Minister for Health at the 2019 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards on 28th May 2019.
Victoria’s health volunteers were honoured at the 2019 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards for their important work enriching the lives of patients. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos announced six health volunteer award recipients who were commended for their invaluable contribution
improving the health and wellbeing of Victorians.
These volunteers and organisations are from right across our community – professionals visiting the elderly after work, retirees running support groups, young people using their own illness experience to raise awareness and first-aiders running response teams.
Overall, six categories of volunteer achievement were recognised. Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre submitted four nominations within four different award categories.
Alan said he felt privileged to be nominated, let alone receive an Award for the category he was nominated in. This award recognises the last seven years Alan has spent tirelessly working on the Navigate trial. He has been instrumental in establishing the research study and achieving NHMRC funding. Helping men with low-risk prostate cancer to navigate their care.
Renae Thorson, Barry Hay and the team behind the Radiation Therapy mask painting were also Peter Mac awardees. The volunteer initiative is about making radiation therapy less intimidating for young patients.
The generous work of our volunteers makes a real difference in the lives of Victorians when they need it most. To learn more about all of the nominees for 2019, visit the Health Vic Minister for Health awards website. Read about the individual and team honours and all those nominated in the showcase booklet.