Graphic: Arun Thomas and Deputy Chair Robyn Lardner

Arun Thomas wins RFDS Regional and Rural Health Achievers Award

Date published

16 May 2019

Arun Thomas has won the prestigious Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria Regional and Rural Health Achievers Award at the 2019 Seven News Young Achiever Awards and was presented onstage by Robyn Lardner, Deputy Chair, Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria.

With hundreds of nominations, Arun Thomas won the Award from a strong field of young achievers.

The winners were announced on Friday 10th May at Flemington Racecourse, hosted by Mike Amor, 7 News Presenter. 

580 guests gathered from across the State including official guest Danny Pearson MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier representing The Hon Gabrielle Williams MP, Minister for Youth, Minister for Women and Minister for Prevention of Family Violence to celebrate our high achievers.

Arun Thomas, 29 of Horsham is an experienced Registered nurse who has a strong focus and passion for leadership, governance and aged care. In 2018, Arun was awarded Victorian state-wide Celebrating Aged Care Leadership Award and became a finalist - Excellence in Leadership by Victorian Healthcare Association for championing resident care and safety. He has established a leadership scholarship as a part of 'giving back' to his Alma Mater to unlock the potential of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Arun is a Board Director at Stawell Regional Health and an Associate Nurse Unit Manager at Edenhope District Memorial Hospital.