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Foundation named as Finalist in National Health Awards

Healthy Communities Foundation Australia CEO, Mark Burdack, welcomed the announcement today by HESTA Super that the Foundation is a finalist in the HESTA Nursing & Midwifery Awards as Organisation of the Year.

“It is humbling experience to be selected from numerousnominations by a panel of health experts as health organisation of the year” said Mr Burdack.

“It is a testament to the extraordinary work that our nursing staff do every day across our aged care, mental health and community health programs” said Mr Burdack.

HESTA is one of Australia's largest industry super funds and covers many of the staff employed in health, education and social welfare sector.


The Foundation was nominated for its commitment to nurse-led care as demonstrated across various units of the organisation:


  1. HealthAccess Community Care - West Armidale (Rohan Nyaupane), Collarenebri (Rishoniy Caine)

  2. HealthAccess Home Care - Jacqueline Culver, Clare Abbott, Glenda Southwell, Brittany McHale

  3. HealthAccess Mobile Care - Mel Press

  4. HealthAccess Mind Care - Cass Talbot, Becky Jackson, Julie Walkom, Celeste Russell (2024 Graduate Nurse of the Year), Jordan Dillon, Carol Mudford, Diane Russ


“I am looking forward to attending the award ceremony in Melbourne on 16 May 2024 with members of our nursing team” said Mr Burdack.

The Foundation’s nursing team have shown once again how their work is transforming outcomes for the community.



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