Aspen Medical rewarded for work in remote Australia

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 10

 Aspen Medical has been rewarded for its outstanding achievements with the Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) project by winning the Australian Institute of Project Management’s ACT Chapter’s Regional Development Award. 

The RAHC project provides support to the permanent health workforce in the Northern Territory by placing urban-based health professionals in remote Indigenous communities on short-term placements. 

RAHC General Manager Philip Roberts said the organisation was honoured to have won the award and was looking forward to the project being judged at the National level. 

"We value our work in the Northern Territory and strongly believe that the remote workforce is significantly strengthened through RAHC’s existence," Mr Roberts said. "Increasingly health centres and primary health care programs rely on the services RAHC provides and this is something we look forward to continuing into the future." 

"We are proud of what the RAHC project has achieved over the last four years and this award proves that the work we are doing is being recognised in the broader community." 

Since inception in 2008, the Australian Government-funded initiative has successfully delivered over 1,600 placements in remote communities. 

Aspen Medical was founded in March 2003 when a need was identified for a complete health care provider who could provide everything a customer needed to deliver high quality patient care. 

Aspen Medical Managing Director Glenn Keys said Aspen Medical would continue to focus on providing quality services.