While many Australians stay home to help stop the spread of COVID-19, our hard-working nurses, doctors, hospital cleaners, administrators and others continue their vitally important duties protecting and improving health and well-being of people in their communities.
Now more than ever, they have our gratitude and respect.
That's why the editors of news publisher ACM's 14 daily newspapers - covering key population centres across NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT - were asked to tell the story of one local health worker as a tribute to the sort of care, dedication and expertise that is helping Australia's healthcare system meet the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
From nurses in Newcastle and Canberra, to doctors in Wagga, Warrnambool and Bendigo and hospital cleaners in Launceston and Dubbo, the faces of these 14 ordinary health workers feature on the front pages of ACM's daily newspapers on Monday, April 20.
These are their stories: