Decades of doctors
24 July, 2012
Tales tell of a rich history of doctors at St John of
God Health Care
St John of God Health Care today released a new book,
Decades of Doctors, in recognition of the doctors and Sisters who
have helped shape the Australian health care group over 13
Decades of Doctors tells of the Sisters of St
John of God who arrived in Australia in 1895 and the doctors who
joined them in their quest to deliver health care in what was then
considered an outpost of society with poor health care
The book chronicles decades of change in
health care in Australia through two World Wars, the Great
Depression and then later the technological advances that would
enable health caregivers to not only manage symptoms but make
diagnoses and offer more treatment options.
St John of God Health Care Group Chief
Executive Officer Michael Stanford said Decades of Doctors provided
a fascinating insight into the evolution of the practice of
medicine and nursing care over the years.
“The book recognises many of the doctors who
had made a significant contribution to hospital and health care
delivery at St John of God Health Care,” Dr Stanford said.
“What is evident in the book and remains
constant today is the vital relationship between the doctors, the
Sisters and hospital staff and the importance of this in caring for
the sick,” Dr Stanford said.
Dr Stanford said it was telling that some of
the nation’s best doctors practicing here in Australia in the new
millennium use their skill and compassion to deliver hope through
St John of God Health Care’s Social Outreach
services to the developing world that neighbours the now rich
economy of Australia.
With more stories yet to be documented Decades
of Doctors calls for doctors and their families, and others with
relevant knowledge to add to this fascinating glimpse into
Australian medical history.
Decades of Doctors is a significant historical
account and keepsake to obtain a copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org
L to R: Dr Lachlan Henderson, Dr Michael Stanford, Sr
Eugenia Brennan, Prof Michael Quinlan, Sr Teresina Connolly and Sr
(Dr) Isobel Moran