Respected GPs, Dr Cathy Marshall and Dr Geof Marshall, were each honoured for 35 years of service at the 2017 Rural Medical Service Awards.
They practiced in Corowa from 1980 to 87 before moving to Bathurst to practice as GPs at Busby Medical Practice.
Dr Cathy Marshall practices at Busby Medical Practice, while Dr Geof Marshall is Director of the Emergency Department at Bathurst Base Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor with Sydney Uni.
Both are involved in many facets of rural general practice and are dedicated teachers and GP supervisors, having trained many registrars and medical students.
“This award provides a unique opportunity for the people of Bathurst to acknowledge the difference that Cathy and Geof make to the health and well-being of the community,” RDN CEO Richard Colbran said.
Mr Colbran said the couple have mentored and supported medical students, GP Registrars and IMGs for decades, providing opportunities for the future rural medical workforce to participate in the Busby Medical Practice.
“It is rare for rural doctors to be formally recognised for the outstanding contribution they make to their community and acknowledged for the work they do,” he said.