2017 Highlights, Videos & Photos

On Thursday 7 September 2017, members from the Department of Health, Local Health Districts, Primary Health Network, Aged Care, Allied Health, Social Services and Community gathered in Coffs Harbour to celebrate excellence in health.

14 Finalists were recognised, each showcased by video.

"The 2017 Primary Health Care Excellence Awards was an inspirational evening showcasing excellence and innovation in the primary health sector. The event allowed heath leaders of the region to share experience and demonstrated the important role of the North Coast Primary Health Network in transforming the way health care is delivered to people in its region."
Chris Bedford
Chris Bedford
Acting First Assistant Secretary, Department of Health





Dr Louise Mahler brings together the worlds of business and opera in a pioneering combination. A former opera singer with the Vienna State Opera, she changed tack to become a business heavy weight with a PhD in business, Bachelor of Economics, Master of Applied Management in Service Management and Innovation, and Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming. Her achievements showcase a litany of success from her academic work including her PhD (awarded two outstanding recommendations), her University's business award for innovation, as well as her professional work as the author of Resonate (Penguin).

Dr Mahler is a dynamic leadership influencer. As a motivator, challenger, disrupter, teacher and innovator many say she is one of the most exciting female speakers on the global stage today. Her entertaining, interactive and highly practical methods revolutionise the way business leaders influence. What sets her apart is her winning mix of body language, vocal intelligence and mental patterning.