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07 3105 7800
Turrbal and Jagera Country
Level 4, 348 Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
At Health Workforce Queensland, we understand the critical importance of supporting the families of the rural health workforce in addition to the practitioners themselves.
The QRMFN Family Support Program aims to recognise, empower and support rural health spouses, partners and families. In doing so, we also strive to support the health practitioners in rural and remote practice and training throughout Queensland.
Whether you’re new to Queensland or have been here for many years, learn more about the many ways we can support each other through the sharing of information, ideas and common experiences.
The QRMFN Family Support Program offers the following initiatives:
The Backbone of the Bush Award recognises and acknowledges the endless support spouses and partners of rural medical doctors provide to them and their community.
The 2023 QRMFN Backbone of the Bush Award Winner has been announced! This year’s award was presented to a very deserving Letitia Lewandowski!
The award ceremony took place at the 2023 Rural Doctors Association of Queensland (RDAQ) Conference in Cairns on Saturday 10 June, at the David Horn Memorial Dinner. Congratulations Letitia!
Read more about Letitia contributions to her partner and rural community on the news blog post.
For further information about the Backbone of the Bush Award and when nominations open for 2024, please email the QRMFN Family Support Program Team or call 07 3105 7800, press #2 then press #4.
The QRMFN Family Support Program hold an family and spouse program in conjunction with the annual Rural Doctors Association of Queensland Conference. The program comprises of activities for spouses and families to enable networking, mingling and the ability to create new friends across Queensland.
The program is yet to be confirmed for RDAQ 2024, but we look forward to seeing the families and spouses in Brisbane!
To keep up to date with the above initiatives, please like the QRMFN Facebook page.
To network with other spouses across Queensland, you are welcome to join our Facebook community group.
For further information about the QRMFN Family Support Program, please contact the Team via email or call 07 3105 7800, press #2 then press #4.