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Allied Health Award winners

Anwar Hassan and Sarah Gibson were awarded at the Excellence in Allied Health Awards 2021

Our Excellence in Allied Health winners

29 Apr 2022


Our high quality Allied Health service was on show at the inaugural NSW Health Excellence in Allied Health Awards, with two of our five finalists announced as winners.

Congratulations to Primary Care and Community Health Allied Health Assistant, Sarah Gibson who was named Allied Health Assistant of the Year and Senior Cardiorespiratory & intensive care unit (ICU) Physiotherapist, Anwar Hassan from Nepean Hospital, who won Allied Health Professional of the Year.

When receiving her award, Sarah said she was grateful that Allied Health Assistants were being acknowledged amongst other allied health roles.

“I work in Community, have an amazing manager and I work with great allied health professionals who’ve taught me so much over the years. I really enjoy my role,” said Sarah, who is a multidisciplinary Allied Health Assistant, working in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, speech pathology and social work.

Anwar Hassan, whose outstanding leadership and innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic earnt him the award, reflected upon the support and collaboration within his Nepean Hospital physiotherapy and ICU teams.

“I come from a very supportive department with great managers and the ICU team I work in is really flourishing,” Anwar said.

“We went through a lot of challenges during the pandemic and that was really hard for everybody. It’s been a team effort. Everybody supported me, so I think this award goes to everybody, not just me.”

Congratulations Anwar and Sarah!

Read more about our winners, Sarah Gibson and Anwar Hassan.