Coast & Country Primary Care winners at 2022 GEBC Awards

by LukeAdmin

Coast & Country Primary Care were fortunate to win in all three categories in which we were finalists in this year’s Gosford and Erina Business Chamber Annual Awards.

  • Outstanding Employee – Joel Smeaton
  • Outstanding Community Organization – Coast & Country Primary Care
  • Excellence in Innovation – Health on The Streets (HoTS)

“I am absolutely thrilled that Coast & country Primary Care has been recognised in three categories in these prestigious awards for the Central Coast business community, especially the outstanding community organisation,” said CEO Kathy Beverley.

“I want to thank GEBC for coordinating the awards and fostering a wonderful spirit of recognition and community development and also congratulate all other finalists and winners,” she said.

“We are a disability and primary health Not-For-Profit organization with a vision of “making a positive impact where we live and work,” because we are part of the community. We offer many services to the community including Mental Health programs, Primary and Community Care programs like the Erina Respiratory Clinic, the Bridges After Hours GP Service and the Health on The Streets mobile health service for the homeless. We are also a registered NDIS provider on the Central Coast and Mid-North Coast.”

Health on the Streets (HoTS) was recognised by GEBC for Excellence in Innovation as a holistic mobile and outreach health clinic providing access to health care and social services for homeless people and rough sleepers on the Central Coast.

The service was designed in response to the growing homelessness issue which is a cost to individuals, families, and communities. The HoTS primary care model is Nurse-led with outreach support delivering regular clinics and direct on-the-street care.

A specific area of positive impact of the innovation on the Central Coast community has been identifying and treating Hepatitis C amongst individuals experiencing homelessness.

“We are continuing to work hard to ensure this service continues to support homeless people,” said Mrs Beverley.

HoTS Team Leader is Kerrupjmara man from Lake Condah in Western Victoria and has lived on the Central Coast since he was 4 years old. GEBC recognised Joel as Outstanding Employee for the leadership role he has played in developing and implementing the HoTS model of care but who has shown incredible leadership in organizing and promoting cultural awareness in the organization and the community.

“We are very fortunate to have Joel and the HoTS team and all of our professional, compassionate, dedicated teams turning up every day to care for our community,” said Mrs. Beverley.

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