NACCHO award winning member news: Carbal Medical Centre QLD takes top gong at awards

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Article by: Adam Davies, The Chronicle

Justin Mohamed chair of NACCHO congratulates another award winning NACCHO member .

CARBAL Medical Centre CEO Dr Harry Randhawa was still on cloud nine yesterday, days after learning the organisation had won a prestigious award as part of NAIDOC week celebrations.

The organisation was named indigenous business of the year at a gala dinner held at the Cathedral Centre at the weekend.

Dr Randhawa said the award came as a big surprise to the organisation and its 33 employees.

“It is a huge boost for the centre,” Dr Randhawa said.

“It is recognition of all the hard work we have done over the past year.

“It came as a very big surprise really,” he said.

Dr Randhawa said Carbal Medical Centre, which was established in 2006, provided culturally safe and secure health service to the city’s indigenous population.

“The centre is an extremely important part of the local community,” he said.

“We provide GP and nursing services for indigenous people.

“However, we also have access to a number of different health services for indigenous people.”

Dr Randhawa said thousands of indigenous people accessed the organisation’s services each year.

“We have more than 4500 clients registered on our books,” he said.

“Last year alone 2723 people accessed the services we provide.

“I am still gob smacked at winning the award. It is just fantastic news for the centre and the staff.”

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