Local Hero : HHMP doctor nominated
Dr Charbel Badr was recently nominated as a Hunters Hill Local Hero
The nomination is intended to highlight locals who go above and beyond for the community. That has certainly been the case with Dr Badr, who has put in a major effort and many more late nights (than usual ;-)) optimising the HHMP response to COVID-19. This has resulted in the practice remaining open throughout the entire period and providing services to the local community during a health crisis. Dr Badr’s planning and leadership meant that HHMP was ready for the pandemic with an isolation room from February 2020, extra flu vaccines when these were in short supply and enough PPE to allow us to offer local testing for our patients.
True to form, Charbel was totally uncomfortable about being in the local hero spotlight and while he was humbled by the nomination he highlighted that he was but one member of the team. He was especially proud of the team’s ability to identify, help manage and regularly follow up multiple positive local cases in a way that minimised local spread.
Our local community is truly special and close-knit. The entire HHMP team is privileged to be part of it. We thank everyone for their support and endeavour to provide such support to those who need it.