Eastern Arrente health worker Frances Turner receives Administrator's medal

8th Nov 2017

A long-serving Northern Territory health worker who has received the Central Australia Health Service’s Administrator Medal in Primary Health Care is calling for more Aboriginal health care workers, particularly in the NT .

Arrente woman and health worker Frances Turner was awarded the medal for over 50 years of service to remote communities. She was presented the medal for her collaborative work with other health care workers in a number of areas including adolescent health education, Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder prevention and sexual abuse prevention.

Philippe Perez spoke to her at the CAAMA Radio Studios in this audio.

Picture: Frances Turner (centre) pictured with her sister, Barbara Cox (left) and Sally Banfield (right, Deputy Director Medical Service Primary Health Care Central Australia Health Service. Supplied.