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Gallipoli Fellowships awarded

Monday, 7th July, 2008

Gallipoli Fellowships awarded Gallipoli Fellowships awarded

Two health workers and the Broken Hill Civic Orchestra are this year's beneficiaries of the local Gallipoli Memorial Foundation.

The orchestra, plus renal clinical nurse consultant Penny Griffin and the local health service's Elizabeth Martin were presented with fellowships at a recent ceremony.

The contribution to the orchestra will allow it to bring to the city a tutor from the Adelaide Conservatorium of Music to run workshops for local musicians.

It will provide orchestra members and other local musicians the opportunity to observe and work with a skilled conductor.

It will encourage locals with an interest in conducting to pick up the baton when needed.The award was accepted on behalf of the orchestra by member Mark Curtis.

The fellowship provided to nurse Penny Griffin will allow her to attend a national conference on renal impairment, the fastest growing chronic disease in the world.

It will give her valuable knowledge for the benefit of the health service and the community.

Elizabeth Martin, will also use her fellowship to further her study, by attending an international Council of Nurses conference.

Ms Martin is currently studying to be a Nurse Practitioner in the area of Rural and Remote Mental Health and attending the conference will provide her the opportunity to work with advanced Nurse Practitioners.

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