Urologists honoured for bravery in quake

In February last year, 600 urologists and nurses were attending a conference in Christchurch when the magnitude 6.3 earth­quake struck. 

The Urological Society of Australia and NZ (USANZ) awarded the inaugural Christchurch medal – struck from metal recovered from the rubble of the venue, the Crown Plaza Hotel – to Lydia Johns Putra from Ballarat, Stuart Phillip from Brisbane, Stephen Mark from Christchurch and Julian Shah from England.

The recipients risked their lives to save people trapped in various buildings, organised triage and performed emergency medical procedures including