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Thoughts for Toni Hoffman, Australia's Local Hero 2006
The National Australia Day Council wishes to acknowledge Toni Hoffman, Australia’s Local Hero 2006, and her very significant contribution to the recent verdict in the Dr Jayant Patel case.
In a time of enormous need, Toni showed courage and ethical conviction as the whistleblower advocating for patient safety at the Bundaberg Hospital in Queensland.
She fought extremely hard to be heard and was a voice for those in the Bundaberg community who could not speak up for themselves. She challenged the profession and the system, and has been vindicated. We admire her strength and compassion.
To find out more about Toni and her extraordinary contribution, click here.