NSLHD News January 31

Top australia day honours for RNSH professor

“I feel very honoured to receive this award, and acknowledge that it would not have been possible except for the great support I have received throughout my professional life from my family, colleagues from medicine, the broader health community, from academia, the business community and the public sector,” he said. “My work in medical research, health care and medical education, has all been built on the foundations laid by others.” Bruce said he had been very fortunate throughout his career in a multitude of ways. “Being a doctor and looking after patients is a privilege, and I would also like to acknowledge the support and trust that patients have offered to me and to acknowledge how much they have taught me,” he said. Former NSLHD mental health and suicide prevention advocate Tony Humphrey was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his contribution to community health through suicide prevention organisations. Tony worked with the district between 1988 and 2010. The hospital will boast one of the largest solar panel projects in the state’s health system and is due to be operational this year. Announcing the project, Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Environment Minister Matt Kean said the hospital would save almost $250,000 in electricity bills in the first year. “That is money that is being saved and going back to patients instead of on electricity bills,” Mr Kean said. The panels will be installed on the STAR, HOPE and Mental Health buildings.

Professor Bruce Robinson

He’s the recipient of one of Australia’s most prestigious awards, but Professor Bruce Robinson insists the triumph is not his alone. Bruce received the Companion of the Order of Australia as part of this year’s Australia Day Honours for his contribution to medical research, national health care and tertiary education. Currently an endocrinologist at Royal North Shore and co-Head of the Cancer Genetics Laboratory at the Kolling Institute, Bruce said he shared the success with a lot of people from across the organisations as well as many others.

Hornsby going solar

Health Minister Brad Hazzard announcing the solar panel project to media

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital will soon have solar energy after the NSW Government announced a $1.5 million project.



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