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30th May 2019

Induction of Dr Douglas Bridge as a Honorary Life Member

A highlight of the 2019 Awards Ceremony was the induction of Dr Douglas Bridge as an honorary life member of Palliative Care WA.  Our President, Dr Elissa Campbell said “it was such a privilege to be able to present Doug with his honorary life membership”.

We would like to share with you Doug’s response to the comments on our Facebook post.  “I felt humbled by the honour shown to me, and the moving comments on Facebook. Reading each comment reminded me of the vast network of relationships which we build over a lifetime.  It strikes me that my role as a palliative care physician is summed up by the words in the first verse of that remarkable prayer by St Francis of Assisi Bringing hope, light and joy where there is despair, darkness and sadness. This shines a light on the path out of existential suffering.  And in the second verse It is in giving that we receive has been true of my whole life. I have repeatedly received more than I give. I am richly blessed.”


WA Palliative Care Awards 2019

We would like to congratulate the finalists and winners of our inaugural Palliative Care Annual Awards.

Outstanding Professional

Congratulations to our winner Ingrid Plug, Clinical Nurse from Albany Community Hospice.

Congratulations to Maureen Beattie, Enrolled Nurse, Population Health Programs, Derby Aboriginal Health Service who was the runner-up.

Outstanding Volunteer

Congratulations to our winner Alison Phipps, Meet and Greet Volunteer, Albany Community Hospice.

Congratulations to Pam Minchin, Volunteer, Albany Community Hospice who was the runner-up.

Outstanding Team

Congratulations to our winner WA Paediatric Palliative Care Service, Perth Children’s Hospital

Congratulations to Wheatbelt Specialist Palliative Care Team, WA Country Health Service who was the runner up.

Outstanding Organisation – Douglas MacAdam Perpetual Trophy for Excellence in Palliative Care
Congratulations to our winner, Busselton Hospice Care Inc.

Congratulations to our runner-up Villa Dalmacia.

Photos from the event will be available soon.

Thanks to the working group and in particular, our Business Development Officer Vicki Barry, for the enormous amount of skill and work she contributed to a very successful evening.


Link to access official photographs

Link to access Kiss and Tell Photobooth photographs