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Three members receive King’s Birthday honours

Three AMA Queensland members have been recognised in this year’s King’s Birthday honours for their significant service to medicine, their profession and the community.

Associate Professor Anthony Holley, Professor Glen Gole and Dr Beres Wenck (Woodhead) were all appointed Members of the Order of Australia (AM) in today’s list.

“Our members are consistently seeking ways to positively impact our healthcare system and protect the health of Queenslanders, and it is fantastic for them to receive recognition for this outstanding work,” AMA Queensland President Dr Nick Yim said.

“A/Prof Anthony Holley is being honoured for his significant service to intensive care and emergency medicine. Currently a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, his admirable efforts extend beyond this practice to his nearly 18-year involvement in the Royal Australian Navy Reserves where he was recently promoted to Commodore.

“After a career dedicated to Paediatric Ophthalmology, Prof Glen Gole has been recognised for his significant service to the profession, tertiary education and professional organisations. His commitment led him to publish over 130 peer reviewed papers and conduct cataract surgery in remote, under-served Australian communities with Dr Fred Hollows.

“GP and Past President of AMA Queensland Dr Beres Wenck has been recognised for her significant service to general practice and the community. Her leadership involvement on various medical boards and associations including AMA Queensland is nothing short of admirable, and we feel privileged to be even slightly involved in her legacy.

“It is an honour to represent and advocate on behalf of the countless hardworking doctors in Queensland, and we are incredibly proud of everything they have achieved.

“We thank all our members who continue to strive for better workforce standards and community health.”

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