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The Lawless Scholarship is awarded on merit, to an Otway Health practitioner who demonstrates continued commitment to health outcomes in our community. This year this prestigious scholarship was awarded to Nurse Practitioner, Bradley Pickering.

The Lawless Scholarship was commissioned by the Board of Management of Otway Health in November 2018, in recognition of the distinguished service and commitment to the health outcomes of Apollo Bay and district communities by General Practitioners Dr James Lawless and Dr Meg Lawless.

“It was a magnificent surprise and honour to receive the prestigious Lawless Scholarship. When receiving the award at the AGM I was overwhelmed with emotion leaving me with very few words to say other than Thank you to Otway Health, the Board and the Community. It has been a privilege to work for Otway Health and now Great Ocean Road Health to provide care for the community and visitors of Apollo Bay. This scholarship will allow me the opportunity to attend a course I have wanted to attend for a long time that has been just out of reach. With the scholarship I will be attending the “Emergency Ultrasound for Rural and Remote Medicine” the outlook for engaging in this course is to increase the clinical capability of the Urgent care. This will give us the capability of providing even greater timely, safe and judicious Urgent and Acute care to the community and visitors of Apollo Bay,” said Brad.