Alice Springs doctor shares what she's learnt from working with Aboriginal people.

17th Jun 2019

An Alice Springs medical doctor recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List has acknowledged the significant role that Aboriginal liaison officers play in addressing the health concerns of the mob.

Dr Penny Stewart OAM who has worked for more than a decade at the Alice Springs Hospital was recently recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honour List where she was named a recipient of a Medal of the Order of Australia.

Speaking to CAAMA radio Dr Stewart who is currently working in the intensive care unit acknowledged the important role that Aboriginal liaison officers play.

Dr Stewart says the award provides a great opportunity to share the significance of rural care and the importance of growing the Aboriginal health work force.