Dr Geoffrey Hirst recognised during Queen’s Birthday Honours List

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Mater Board Director Dr Geoffrey Hirst was honoured during the Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List, receiving a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division for his significant service to medicine, particularly in the field of urology, as a clinician, and to medical education and administration.

Dr Hirst has held a number of roles at Mater,including as the Director, Department of Urology and Continence (2004 to 2013), Director, Division of Surgical Services (2004 to 2010) and Senior Risk Management Consultant, Clinical Safety and Quality Unit (2002 to 2010).

He has had a distinguished career in a wide variety of medical roles since completing his urological training in 1975. He has also held a number of executive positions before being appointed to the Mater Board in 2013 and as Chair of the Mater Clinical Advisory Board in 2016.
“I am very grateful to those who were kind enough to consider that I had made a sufficiently significant contribution to justify my nomination and to the Order of Australia Committee who apparently agreed. It is an honour to be recognised in this very  prestigious manner, especially as I know that there are many other
people who have made very similar or greater contributions.

“It is truly a privilege to have been recognised for what I consider to have been ‘doing my job’ and what’s more, doing something that I enjoyed immensely,” Dr Hirst said.