2022 - Year in Review

Remarkable service recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours This year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours roll featured three exceptional NSLHD representatives, highlighting an extraordinary commitment to the health of our community.

Dr Michelle Mulligan OAM Dr Michelle Mulligan was awarded a prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her service to medicine, particularly to anaesthesia. As a specialist anaesthetist

Michelle has had many roles with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, including as its Director of Professional Affairs. Michelle said being included in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours was quite a surprise. “I’m totally humbled, and it was completely unexpected,” she said. “It is a privilege to be an anaesthetist and to be able to contribute. I’ve enjoyed every minute. “To get an award for doing something you love is very unexpected.”

in both the public and private sector, Michelle is the Clinical Director of the NSLHD Surgery and Anaesthesia Network. She had a key leadership role during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping the district navigate the challenges of the pandemic as clinical lead of the Clinical Advisory Group. Michelle has been a NSLHD board member since 2017 and is a board member of the Agency for Clinical Innovation and Clinical Excellence Commission. She is also a member of the district’s Finance, Risk and Performance Committee.

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