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GPs recognised with Queen’s Birthday honours


Matt Woodley


13/06/2022 12:23:47 PM

A host of GPs have been recognised for their contributions to medicine and the wider community.

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Recipients were recognised for contributions to medicine and the general public across a range of diverse areas.

Ten GPs have been included in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their outstanding service and contributions to Australia.
 
The recipients were recognised for contributions to medicine and the general public across a range of diverse areas, including Indigenous health, sports medicine, the Australian Defence Force, and general practice.
 
‘I want to recognise the hard work and contributions of GPs across Australia on this day,’ RACGP President Adjunct Professor Karen said, following the list’s publication.
 
‘The past few years have been incredibly challenging. We’ve dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, rolling out Australia’s largest vaccination program, managing COVID-positive patients in the community, and the mental health toll of the pandemic, and all the while maintaining usual care for patients.
 
‘I know it has been tough, and I have been proud to see GPs across the nation face all these challenges head on, adapt swiftly to the changes, and go above and beyond to keep our communities safe and healthy.’
 
The 10 recipients are listed below:
 
Dr Steve Hambleton, The Gap, Queensland
Member of the Order of Australia
For significant service to medical governance, professional associations, and the community
 
Dr Peter Heysen, Glenelg, South Australia  
Member of the Order of Australia
For significant service to general medicine, and to the community
 
Dr Ewen McPhee, Emerald, Queensland
Member of the Order of Australia
For significant service to general medicine, to health administration, and to tertiary education
 
Dr Sunday Adebiyi, Dysart, Queensland
Medal of the Order of Australia
For service to general practice medicine
 
Dr Michael Asher, Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales
Medal of the Order of Australia
For service to the Indigenous community, and to medicine
 
Dr Peter Bevan, Mount Lofty, Queensland
Medal of the Order of Australia
For service to general practice medicine
 
Dr Chris Hogan, Sunbury, Victoria
Medal of the Order of Australia
For service to medicine
 
Dr Stephanos Herodotou, Bulleen, Victoria
Medal of the Order of Australia
For service to medicine, and to the Cypriot community of Victoria
 
Dr Peter McGeoch, Fishing Point, New South Wales
Medal of the Order of Australia
For service to sports medicine
 
Wing Commander Michael O’Donoghue, Corlette, New South Wales
Medal of the Order of Australia
For meritorious service in aviation medicine for the Australian Defence Force
 
Governor-General David Hurley also congratulated those included on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List and said they represent ‘the very best of Australia’.
 
‘Recipients share some common traits – including selflessness, excellence and a commitment to service,’ he said.
 
‘They’re from different backgrounds, their stories are each unique, and each has served in different ways.
 
‘This diversity is a strength, and each has impacted their community and made it better. For that, we thank them and, today, we celebrate them.’
 
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Dr Michelle Linda Woolhouse   14/06/2022 7:20:09 AM

Interesting gender mix?