AMA (WA) members honoured in Australia Day nomination

AMA (WA) members honoured in Australia Day nomination

Friday 17 November 2017


The AMA (WA) is delighted with the nomination of two of its members as finalists for the 2018 Australian of the Year Award.


AMA (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid said both nominees deserved the recognition of being nominated for such an important award.


Dr Nicholas Gottardo and Dr Andrew Davies have been recognised for their dedication, passion and selflessness and for striving to improve the lives of West Australians.


As head of Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital, Dr Gottardo has devoted his professional life to finding a cure for children’s brain cancer. With a belief that it is unacceptable for children to suffer from this disease, Dr Gottardo has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of his patients and their families. The thanks of all AMA (WA) members go to Dr Gottardo and his team.


Dr Andrew Davies has also been recognised for his dedication to a worthy cause – helping those less fortunate than us. Dr Davies launched Homeless Healthcare in 2008 with the aim of providing health services to marginalised people in Perth. From humble beginnings, Homeless Healthcare now has a team of 20 who provide 14,000 consultations a year.


Dr Davies has also started Street Health, a service offering care to the homeless, such as vaccines and general medical support.


The AMA (WA) commends the nominees for their incredible devotion, as well as medical professionals across Western Australia who strive to improve the lives of all West Australians.


“I wish both Dr Gottardo and Dr Davies well for the final selection. However their very nomination is a well-deserved recognition of their hard work,” Dr Khorshid said.

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