Barbara Triantafilis is determined to help break down barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients to access healthcare.
As a registered nurse with NSLHD’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service, Barbara’s work involves raising awareness and advocating for the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to create better health outcomes.
“If I can make one small difference for the better in one patient’s life in a day, I am happy,” she said.
Her passion and hard work earned her an Exceptional People Award for Healthy Communities.
“When I received the award last year, I was completely overwhelmed,” she said.
"I am surrounded by a great team, and I would not have been able to achieve anything without them, so really it should have been a team award!”