03 December 2018

Dr Bruce Hocking Honoured GP of the Year

Dr Bruce Hocking was the winner of the GP or other doctor working in Primary Health Care category of the Health Professional of the Year Awards in 2018. The awards were presented at the Compass Teaching & Learning Conference Gala Dinner on Friday 23 November.
For the past 3 years Dr Bruce Hocking has worked for Katherine West Health Board as a General Practitioner, rotating between 2 weeks at Timber Creek Health Centre followed by 2 weeks at Yarralin Health Centre. Bruce's continuity at both health centres is critical to the excellent health delivery to both communities. Bruce is commended for always taking into account the clients wishes and beliefs and involving the client in their own medical journey. When clients want to "die on country" he remains flexible to sudden changes in their needs. He is able to tailor the western medical model, more to the client's individual and personal situation and always strives to work in collaboration with the client and their family. To do this, Bruce works closely with local AHPs and seeks advice on cultural and family matters.

Congratulations Dr Hocking!

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