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    HONOUR: Geoff Laidlaw presents Sandy Golamari with the Angela Laidlaw Clinical Scholarship.
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    BOOST: East Grampians Health Service’s Brooke Currie receives her Building for the Future Foundation bursary from foundation chair David Hosking.
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    Tess Lye (left) and Scott Bulger, from Epworth Healthcare, with EGHSManager Acute Services Tracey Walters.
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    Deborah Bennett receives her Building for the Future Foundation bursary from foundation chair David Hosking.

Building for future

Three East Grampians Health Service staff have won bursaries to further their education and better serve their community.

East Grampians Health Service’s Building for the Future Foundation awarded $15,000 bursaries to Brooke Currie, who will study a CPA, Certified Practicing Accountant, and Deborah Bennett, who will study a Masters of Nursing-nurse practitioner.

Foundation leaders also announced $12,000 over three years for Laura Peake to continue to increase her knowledge of occupational therapy in the areas of aged care, dementia and palliative care.

The service’s 2019 Angela Laidlaw Clinical Scholarship went to Sandy Golamari, who will undertake a Diploma of Nursing.

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The Laidlaw family donates the scholarship in memory of Angela, a former East Grampians Health Service employee.

The scholarship creates opportunities for staff working in clinical areas, in recognition of effort and their commitment to further study alongside the usual requirements of their role.

The service also welcomed a $15,000 bursary from Epworth Healthcare to ensure improvements in the long-term viability of obstetric services.

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