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    KIND AND COURAGEOUS: Eastern Grampians Health Service’s first full-time doctor Daniel Wilson has been awarded for his leadership.

Ararat doctor awarded for outstanding leadership

An Ararat doctor has received national recognition for his display of ‘outstanding’ leadership during 2020.  

Dr Daniel Wilson, who joined East Grampians Health Service at the start of this year, has taken out two awards in the inaugural Outstanding Leadership Awards hosted by LeadershipHQ. 

Dr Wilson is the health service’s first full-time doctor who started through a Victorian Rural Generalist Program.

Dr Wilson won a 2020 Future Male Leader of the Year award as well as an overall Outstanding Leader of the Year award. 

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The awards celebrate ‘kind and courageous’ leadership in Australia.

Dr Wilson said it was ‘overwhelming’ to be nominated and awarded for both leadership awards. 

“I was surprised to win in my category, let alone be recognised at such a high level on a national platform as the Outstanding Leader of the Year,” he said. 

“Recognising leadership in this way – celebrating leadership styles defined by kindness and courage – are important.” 

Dr Wilson said the awards motivated him to continue improving and strengthening his networks at the hospital. 

“Leadership is commonly defined by power and influence, but these awards celebrate and recognise the ways in which leadership inspires and develops kindness and courage in individuals, teams, companies and communities,” he said. 

“The awards are further personal and professional motivation to improve myself and others.”

Dr Wilson said he had a passion for rural and regional health and working with the Ararat health service allowed him to further develop his skills as a doctor and leader.

“The most valuable part of working within many teams at East Grampians Health Service is learning from others, growing together and improving what we do,” he said. “I couldn’t have achieved these awards without the support and development from colleagues and friends.

“I will continue to work here until early 2021, when I go to Ballarat for further training in women’s health and obstetrics in preparation to return to Ararat for the long term from 2022 – I’m hooked.” 

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