Professor Stephen Deane
Professor Stephen Deane from Fennell Bay was made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his significant contribution to the world of medicine. Professor Deane has been a significant and driving force behind improvements to the ways in which hospitals deal with trauma patients, both at home and abroad. Drawing on his experience in the field of trauma surgery as both a clinician and an academic, Professor Deane first developed new protocols for trauma teams at Westmead Hospital in the 1980s. These protocols vastly improved the way the hospital received and cared for seriously injured people. In 1993 he partnered four international trauma surgeons to develop a new surgical trauma care course that now operates in 30 countries. Professor Deane has been at the forefront of teaching and developing these protocols ever since, and has taught in Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and India. I take this opportunity to congratulate him on his Order of Australia Medal and acknowledge his significant body of work, which has delivered great benefits to people in his own community and to those around the world. Well done, Professor Stephen Deane, AM.