Dr Kantilal N Patel Values Award


2008 saw the introduction of Dr Kantilal N Patel’s Values Award which acknowledges the family values of

  • Sharing,
  • Caring,
  • Devotion and
  • Worship.


This award is an annual award which is awarded to the Doctor in Training who best demonstrates these values. This is a part of East Tamaki Healthcare's (ETHC) commitment to workforce development.

In 2007 we had 27 doctors in training, 52 in 2008 and the plan is to have some 80 students being part of the ETHC group.


Benefits of this programme have been considerable not only for the students themselves who have been interactive participants in the training process, but also for the doctors as they self evaluate on what they do in general practice, and reflect on how they can be better doctors.


Dr Kantilal N Patel Values Award 2008 was awarded to Kathryn Clark, the 6th year trainee intern for displaying the company’s values during her GP attachment with East Tamaki Healthcare. The recipient of the Award for 2009 was Fiona Shepherd.