Recognised for services on Queen’s birthday honours list

2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients Marj and Ken Freeman have been recognised for their work in the Blacktown community.

Four Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) staff and consumers have been recognised on the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to their local community and health professions.

WSLHD consumer representatives Ken and Marj Freeman received an Order of Australia (OAM) for their work in the community of Blacktown.

Both sit on the National Standard 2 Committee at Blacktown and have been influential in setting a consumer-centric agenda.

WSLHD Community and Consumer Partnerships manager Coralie Wales said Ken and Marj are tireless supporters of our Western Sydney community.

“They are extremely worthy of this recognition and we’re proud to have them as part of our team,” Ms Wales said.

Westmead Hospital deputy director of pharmacy Lorraine Koller also received an Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the pharmacy profession.

Westmead Hospital director of pharmacy David Ng said Ms Koller has been a pivotal lead with medication safety and patient initiatives within WSLHD as well as the Westmead Redevelopment project, participating on the project user group for pharmacy and assisting with the detailed design process.

“Lorraine has dedicated more than 30 years of service to the department of pharmacy at Westmead Hospital and her commitment and dedication to patient safety, pharmacy services and the health service is unparalleled and well respected,” Mr Ng said.

“Her guidance, support, friendship and mentorship of colleagues at Westmead Hospital and beyond is of course innumerable to mention.

“Congratulations Lorraine Koller OAM.”

Westmead Hospital’s department of neurology clinical nurse consultant Jane Griffith was another recipient for services to nursing.

Westmead Hospital’s department of neurology director Dr Victor Fung said we are very lucky to have Jane as part of our department.

“This is a well-deserved award for Jane,” Dr Fung said.

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Westmead Hospital deputy director of Pharmacy Lorraine Koller.
Westmead Hospital Neurology department clinical nurse consultant Jane Griffith.