Charity founder named 2017 GP of the Year


A rural doctor who founded two charities dedicated to helping the needy has been named the RACGP’s 2017 GP of the Year.

Dr Amanda Bethel (pictured above), a GP from Port Augusta, SA, was recognised for her outstanding commitment to the speciality and her focus on providing care to disadvantaged patients.

Dr Bethel raises money for Cambodian orphanages in her spare time and runs the Monthly Multicultural Meal, an event that aims to build relationships between migrants and locals.