Each year the QRMFN recognises the incredible contributions made by the spouses and partners of Queensland’s rural doctors through the Backbone of the Bush Award. The QRMFN and Health Workforce Queensland are thrilled to announce Tamara Hall as the 2017 Backbone of the Bush Award recipient.
Tamara has lived in rural Queensland for over 15 years. She is a supporting wife, a devoted mother, a long-serving practice manager, a part-time physiotherapist and a dedicated community member to name a few.
She has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, a Certificate III in Business and a Diploma of Practice Management. Whilst these qualifications are personal achievements, her focus remains on the rural community she calls home. As stated in the nomination by her colleague, “She has been a key player and a guiding hand in the expansion and reform of the business.”
Last but most definitely not least, is the support she has provided to her husband for over 21 years. She has supported her husband through his clinical placements across Julia Creek, Woorabinda, Inglewood and Gladstone. She has supported her husband through his internship in Townsville. She has supported her husband through further training across Rockhampton, Mackay and Stanthorpe. She has shared her husband’s passion and dream to establish a rural general practice in Oakey and has been an integral part in the expansion of two additional rural general practices servicing Kingsthorpe and West Toowoomba.