Country GPs sweep Australia Day honours

AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton said the awards recognised the commitment and passion of the many doctors and other health professionals named yesterday.

“There are pioneering surgeons and researchers, public health advocates, researchers, mental health and chronic disease experts, disability advocates, and GPs and family doctors who have devoted their lives to serving their local communities,” Dr Hambleton said.

Adelaide GP Dr Rod Pearce was appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia and said his experience as chief resident of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital emergency

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