Mark Trebley, NSW Ambulance Clinical Training Officer, has received the Providing High Quality Education Award at the 2019 NSW Premier’s Awards in recognition of his work on the Aboriginal Cardiac Education Program.
The Premier’s Awards recognise excellence in the delivery of public services to the NSW community by the public sector, not-for-profit organisations and private businesses.
Mark’s win recognises his commitment to delivering a program that aims to improve health through empowerment, health literacy, and the development of strong, trusting relationships.
NSW Ambulance Commissioner, Dr Dominic Morgan, described the award as extremely well-deserved.
“I’m enormously proud of Mark and his team – this is a very well deserved honour.”
“Mark is a shining example of the extraordinary talent we have right across our workforce.”
“I’d like to congratulate Mark on this very special recognition.”
Mark has provided life-changing education to over 300 groups of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities reaching from the Queensland border to the South Australian border, with demand for his services increasing every day.
“It’s such a privilege to be working amongst the oldest cultures in the world, making a difference to people’s lives. Hearing about positive health outcomes on return visits is the true measure of success,” says Mark.
His ability to develop effective relationships and gain community trust and acceptance has seen educational sessions increase from nine per annum, to 40 in 2018.
Mark was nominated for the award by Dean Pennell, Manager Cardiovascular. Dean observes that a commitment to improving health outcomes for regional communities has been integral to the success of the program.
“Mark has a natural ability to build trusted relationships with Elders, partners and communities; which contributes to the program’s outstanding results. I’ve never seen anyone get the outcomes and engagement that he does – it’s phenomenal,” says Dean.
Winning moment: NSW Premier, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian presents Mark Trebly, NSW Ambulance Clinical Training Officer, with the Providing High Quality Education Award.
Supporting Community: Mark Trebley (pictured second from right), works in communities across NSW to deliver the Aboriginal Cardiac Education Program.
Congratulations also go to Haley Estrich, Duty Aeromedical Manager, who was a nominee for the Anthea Kerr Award, which recognises future public sector leaders who are under 35 years of age.
To be acknowledged at this level is testament to the commitment and excellence that Haley displays.
Join us in congratulating Mark and Haley, as well as the other winners and finalists from across NSW Health.
This year, NSW Health was represented by four winners and a total of 13 finalists across the 10 awards presented.
Recipients of the 2019 Premier's Awards were announced at the 6 November 2019 gala event.
For the full list of winners and photos, visit the Premier's Awards website.