7 years ago

Well-respected local GP, Dr John Kramer, has been honoured for more than 35 years of service to the Woolgoolga community at the prestigious 2016 NSW Rural Medical Service Awards.

The Rural Medical Service Awards recognise GPs who have provided long-standing medical service to the people of rural, regional and remote New South Wales.

Dr Kramers’ award was presented by the NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) during their annual Rural GPs Conference dinner held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Coogee Beach, Sydney on Saturday 26 November.

RDN CEO Richard Colbran said, “Dr Kramer has made a significant contribution to his rural community by providing high quality continuity of care.”

Dr Kramer is the Practice Principal at Beach Street Family Practice in Woolgoolga and is a Visiting Medical Officer at Coffs Harbour Base Hospital and Baringa Private Hospital in Coffs.

Dr John Kramer is a dedicated teacher and GP supervisor, having taught and mentored many medical students over many years in his practice.

He is a lecturer at the University of NSW Rural Clinical School, University of NSW School of Community Medicine and at the Newcastle University Faculty of Medicine.

“It is rare for rural doctors to be formally recognised for the outstanding contribution they make to their community and acknowledged for the work they do,” Mr Colbran said.

“This award provides a unique opportunity for the people of Woolgoolga to acknowledge the difference that Dr Kramer makes to the health and well-being of the community.”

The dinner presentation was attended by more than 200 guests, representing GPs from across rural, regional and remote NSW, the award recipients and their families.


  1. Roger Freestone

    Congratulations on earning this well deserved award, Glenda & Roger certainly appreciate your attention to our medical needs over the years.

  2. Louise Whalley

    Fantastic Dr John thank you from the bottom of my heart and the family thanks you too for looking after all of us. I know our family would have been lost over the past 30 plus years without you and your wonderful team cheers Louise Whalley

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