2023 CESPHN Primary Health Awards:

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The annual Central and Eastern Sydney PHN Primary Health Awards recognise primary health care professionals and organisations that have provided exceptional service or an outstanding contribution to primary health care in the Central and Eastern region of Sydney during the 2023 financial year.

In 2022 the Community Restorative Centre won the ‘Service delivery that meets local needs‘ category and both CEO Alison Churchill and Senior ‘Alcohol and Other Drugs’ Transition Worker Bianca Amaranto, attended the awards ceremony.

The CRC said: ‘In 2022, we applied for a CESPHN Primary Health Award on behalf of our Transitional AOD Project, which provides outreach-based AOD counselling and support to people with a history of involvement with the criminal justice system.

‘CRC was delighted to receive the award in the category ‘Service delivery that meets local needs’. The award came with a $2,000 grant, which enabled Bianca Amaranto to attend the Reintegration Puzzle Conference in Perth.

‘The Reintegration Puzzle Conference brings together individuals and organisations working to assist people to successfully reintegrate into the community after prison.’

Bianca participated in a panel presentation with other staff members titled ‘CRC’s Miranda Project: Resistance to Violence and Ways of Healing’. 

The panel, which included women with both professional expertise and lived experience, explored the intersection of victim-survivors’ interactions with the justice system and their experiences of victimisation and violence, with a particular focus on resistance to violence.

We have four categories:

  • Excellence in General Practice
  • Excellence in Allied Health Practice
  • Excellence in Community Service Delivery
  • Excellence in Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Achievement Award.