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Local a ‘tireless worker’

Thursday, 13th March, 2014

(From left) John Williams MP and the NSW Minister for Women Pru Goward with Pam Lord and her husband, John. (From left) John Williams MP and the NSW Minister for Women Pru Goward with Pam Lord and her husband, John.

Pam Lord was presented with her “Murray-Darling Woman of the Year” award at a special ceremony held at the NSW Parliament House last week.

The NSW Women of the Year Awards recognise women for their contribution and  achievements, and Mrs Lord attended the presentation with her husband John and was accompanied by local MP John Williams.

Mr Williams described Mrs Lord as a very worthy recipient and praised life-long service to patients at the Broken Hill Hospital.

“For nearly half a century, Pam has been visiting patients at the Broken Hill Hospital on a weekly basis,” said the Member for Murray-Darling. 

“She has provided many basic essentials to the patients, at her own cost, and does letter writing, telephone calls, shopping etcetera for them.

“This is especially appreciated by Royal Flying Doctor Service patients, who mostly come from remote areas of Far West NSW and have little or no family support in Broken Hill.

“Pam’s weekly commitment involves a round trip of over 100 kilometres from her own family’s grazing property. 

“Pam is also a RFDS volunteer and has served in various executive positions since joining in 1965. Pam was made a Life Member of the RFDS in 1996.

“Now in her mid 80s, Pam continues her commitment to the RFDS and patients of the Broken Hill Base Hospital,” Mr Williams said.

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