The GP who transformed Australian healthcare

Dr Doug Everingham played a leading role in the creation of Medibank, which secured affordable healthcare for millions.

The country’s political leaders have paid tribute to the GP and former Federal Health Minister who played a leading role in the creation of Medibank, which secured affordable healthcare for millions of Australians.

Bob Everingham
Dr Doug Everingham, 1923-2017

Dr Doug Everingham, who died last month, was the health minister during the Whitlam Government, having trained as a psychiatrist, surgeon and worked as a GP in Rockhampton in Queensland.

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