Yesterday I had the great privilege to welcome the Chief Commissioner of Police, Mr Graham Ashton AM, along with Mrs Mary Kerr and members of the Kerr family to Northeast Health, for a wonderful Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation (VPBRF) service to dedicate the new Robotics and Rehabilitation Centre to long standing and greatly loved and respected fallen police member, Senior Constable Robert Kerr. S/C Kerr was the sole officer at the Chiltern Police station and tragically died on 26 October 2004, as the result of being hit by a car.
Northeast Health Wangaratta is very respectful of all that the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation does, and all it stands for, and we are honoured and grateful that the Foundation has supported the establishment of the Robotics Rehab Centre. The dedication of the Centre in S/C Kerr’s name, and all that this symbolises, will be noted with appreciation and respect by the thousands of patients who access treatment through the Community Care Centre each year.
I was delighted that the special service was attended by a large contingent of police, staff and community members. Hearing the Kerr family and friends talk about Robert, and all he achieved in his 52 years, gave a special insight into his commitment to community, family and friends. I am very grateful to the Northeast Branch of the VPBRF for the great work they do.
Read more – www.northeasthealth.org.au/2017/robert-kerr-robotics-and-rehabilitation-centre/