Rural doctors honoured for their years of service

Dr Giltrap and Dr Cathy and Geof Marshall with the 14 award recipients presented on the night. Photo: Contributed.
Dr Giltrap and Dr Cathy and Geof Marshall with the 14 award recipients presented on the night. Photo: Contributed.

Three rural GPs from the central west have been honoured for their many years of service to country New South Wales.

Dr Patrick Giltrap was recognised for 36 years of service to Cooma, Gilgandra and Gulargambone.

While Dr Cathy Marshall and Dr Geof Marshall were each honoured for 36 and a half years of service to Corowa and Bathurst.

The three regional GPs were among 24 doctors honoured for more than 800 years of combined service to NSW communities.

The NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) presented awards to 14 of these doctors at the organisation’s 2017 Rural Medical Service Awards during the annual Rural GPs Conference dinner in November.

The dinner presentation was attended by more than 200 guests, representing GPs from across rural, regional and remote NSW.

The awards recognise GPs who have spent the past 35-plus years providing health services to the people of rural, regional and remote NSW.

RDN CEO Richard Colbran said the dedicated doctors make an outstanding contribution to rural communities by providing ongoing, high quality health care.

“It is a privilege to honour the hard work of these doctors. Their communities should be exceptionally proud of the contribution each has made to the wellbeing of people living in rural NSW,” Mr Colbran said.​