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AMA Tasmania CEO Lara Giddings honoured as Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) Tasmania is delighted to celebrate the prestigious recognition of Ms Lara Giddings, our Chief Executive Officer, as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), a testament to Lara's distinguished service to the people, community, and the Parliament of Tasmania.

A prominent leader and former Tasmanian Premier and Health Minister, there is no question that Lara has played a pivotal role in shaping the healthcare landscape in Tasmania. Her assured leadership, comprehension of the obstacles, and commitment to driving positive outcomes for the health sector make her highly deserving of this prestigious honour, and we congratulate her.

Lara's outstanding dedication over the last five years as the chief executive officer of the AMA has seen her continue her pledge to improve healthcare access for all Tasmanians while providing advocacy, support, and confidence to the members of our association.

Under Lara's expert guidance, AMA Tasmania remains the pinnacle body and advisory organisation for all medical practitioners in Tasmania. Lara's vision harmonises with being a trusted advisor on healthcare system matters and offering invaluable insights to the government.

Dr John Saul, President of AMA Tasmania, expressed his pride, stating, "We are beyond thrilled that Lara has received this well-deserved acknowledgment for her exemplary service to Tasmania.

Even now, in her role as the AMA Tasmania CEO, her unwavering commitment to the health sector and tireless efforts in advocating for doctors continue to impact the well-being of our community positively.

Most recently, with Lara's steadfast counsel, AMA has successfully negotiated better working conditions for our healthcare sector, leading to improved healthcare access for Tasmanians.

Lara's devotion to enhancing our healthcare system for the benefit of all Tasmanians is unmatched. This honour is a fitting tribute, and I commend her on behalf of the Board, State Council, our membership, and her loyal team." >>>ENDS

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