Associate Professor Adam Scheinberg receives prestigious award


Associate Professor Adam Scheinberg, Statewide Medical Director of the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS), has been jointly awarded The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas for 2016.

The prestigious medal recognises the significant contribution A/Prof Scheinberg has made in providing outstanding clinical service in rural and remote areas of Australia.

Adam said that while he was pleasantly surprised to see the letter arrive announcing his award, he credits the hard work of the entire VPRS team, including the general paediatricians who support the VPRS teams at their regional sites, for the accolade.

“It is lovely to see the work of all the VPRS staff and in particular those at our regional sites in Bendigo, Ballarat, Latrobe, Eastern, Goulburn Valley and Barwon acknowledged. VPRS has also been supporting rehabilitation programs in Launceston and Hobart. So many people contribute to making the service a great success,”  Adam said.

Adam was nominated by staff at regional sites and will attend the College Ceremony in Adelaide on May 15 to formally accept the award.

The VPRS at the RCH provides specialist rehabilitation services for both admitted and non-admitted patients, aiming to facilitate timely and supported continuity of care as close as possible to the patient’s home.

The VPRS works closely with Developmental Medicine to support children and young people with a disability and their families.  The VPRS ensures our families have access to excellent rehabilitation services both in metropolitan and regional/ rural settings.

Congratulations to Adam and the entire VPRS team for this well deserved award from your colleagues in Developmental Medicine.





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