Big shoes to fill following departure of Chief Health Officer

Big shoes to fill following departure of Chief Health Officer


Wednesday 16 May 2018

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The AMA (WA) has congratulated Chief Health Officer Professor Tarun Weeramanthri on his exceptional service to health in Western Australia, following news of his pending resignation.

 

“While the AMA (WA) and Prof Weeramanthri have not always seen eye to eye, his dedication and contribution to improving all aspects of public healthcare in Western Australia are undeniable,” AMA (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid said today.

 

“Prof Weeramanthri has been a stalwart servant of the Department of Health, for many years, and his impact on public health in this State has undoubtedly been positive.

 

“From implementing of Australia’s first State-wide meningococcal vaccination program to overseeing the opening of the Perth Children’s Hospital, Prof Weeramanthri leaves a considerably impressive legacy behind him.

 

“We wish him all the best in his future endeavours, and look forward to working hand-in-hand with his replacement to continue the excellent work of Prof Weeramanthri,” Dr Khorshid said.

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