Dr Sheilagh Cronin takes RDAA reins

The announcement was made at the RDAA Annual General Meeting last night in Fremantle where Dr Cronin was elected unopposed by the full board as president, effective immediately.

Dr Cronin is a rural Queensland GP who brings managerial expertise to the position of president, being a long-standing partner in her Queensland medical practice, as well as a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

“I‘ve been involved with medical politics for nearly 20 years and will continue Paul’s work to reorganise the rural area classification system linked to PIP payments that has been a problem,” Dr Cronin said.

Dr Cronin helped develop a Division of General Practice which she ran for nearly seven years and of which she was chair before its current incarnation as Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local.

She has worked in Queensland since the mid-1980s and in 1993 started a Flying Women’s Health Service