Faces of Tamworth | healthy recognition for palliative care worker Mary-Anne Dieckmann

Jacob McArthur
By Jacob McArthur
Updated March 1 2018 - 4:12am, first published 4:00am
SURREAL: Mary-Anne Dieckmann was named an emerging leader in the Hunter New England Health excellence awards. Photo: Gareth Gardner

When Tamworth nurse Mary-Anne Dieckmann started her nursing degree, she was determined to build a career in palliative care. An undoubtedly challenging sector of health, she’s faced with mortality and grief regularly. It takes a special person to step-up to the realities of palliation. She says it keeps her humble. Work worthy of celebration itself. However, we met Mary-Anne after she won an for her work on a stroke prevention program for the Gomeroi community.

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Jacob McArthur

Jacob McArthur is a producer for The Canberra Times. As part of production team, he helps the people of Canberra and beyond get the stories they need, when they need them across a range of platforms, while helping maintain a high editorial standard. Before moving to Canberra in 2020, he started with Australian Community Media in 2015 as a journalist for The Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth. He kept a close eye on Tamworth Regional Council, as well as the public health system, writing extensively about water security, the need for better palliative care services, and medicinal cannabis. Jacob was also the co-host of ACM's Water Pressure podcast where he and Jamieson Murphy took a deep dive on issues and key decisions arising during one of the region's worst droughts on record.

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