Although funding appeared to be an obstacle, all HEMC shareholders and staff fully supported the development of the new model, which we eventually presented to the PHO as a pilot project.
Having secured sufficient funding for an 18-month pilot, HEMC then advertised and employed George to fill the rote.
Although winning their trust took time, she now feels very much part of the HEMC team.
The new rote had to be integrated into the total HEMC service," said Munro.
Munro left HEMC in August last year but was there tong enough to observe the success of the project.
Over the year, the percentage of children enrolled at HEMC fully immunised at age two increased by nearly 12 percent, from 83.
Others describe George's wide knowledge of services and resources that she can bring to bear to support people; her ability to help patients turn around in their ability to take care of themselves; her excellent communication skills with both patients and other members of the HEMC health team; and her awareness of cultural issues.