Bernadette Gallagher awarded an OAM for palliative care volunteering
- by Volunteer Hub
- June 14, 2016
In the 2016 Queens Birthday Honours list palliative care volunteer Bernadette Gallagher was awarded an Order of Australia medial (OAM) for her services.
The notation recognises her service to palliative care volunteering at Eversleigh Hospital, Canterbury Hospital and currently at Concord Repatriation General Hospital where she has been active since 1994. Also noted is her involvement in Pastoral Care since 1995 and as a Patient Escort since 2008.
In announcing the awards yesterday (13th June 2016) Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove paid tribute to the contribution of recipients saying “since 1975 these awards have helped to define, encourage and reinforce Australian goals and values. They identify role models who give without thought of recognition or personal gain.”
Congratulations to Bernadette and all the team at Concord. We look forward to more news after the official presentation.
Become a member of Palliative Care NSW
Palliative Care New South Wales is the peak body in NSW representing palliative care providers and those with an interest in palliative care. Palliative Care New South Wales is a member of the national peak body Palliative Care Australia.
Join today and receive discounts, benefits and more!
Special member rate available for volunteers.
Subscribe to our eNews
Be the first to know our latest new, events, and research!SUBSCRIBE TO ENEWS