Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital paediatricians farewell the district after a combined 50 years of service

Dr Daniel Chung Sheng Lin and Dr Kerry Brown

Paediatricians Dr Kerry Brown and Associate Professor Daniel Lin have farewelled Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals (BMDH) after providing more than 50 years (combined) of dedicated services to our communities.

Associate Professor Daniel Lin started his career at BMDH as the Director of Medical Education in August 1999. From 2000 to 2017 Daniel was a BMDH paediatric staff specialist and from 2017 was a VMO paediatrician.

Daniel was instrumental in the establishment of several BMDH paediatric services including the Ambulatory Care Services, Community Outreach Nursing Service and the Allergy and Skin Prick Testing Clinic at Mount Druitt Hospital.

Daniel said he will miss the BMDH culture of a team environment that works to provide outstanding clinical care throughout the hospitals, the new Children’s Ward at Blacktown Hospital and the nursing and medical teams.

“I’m grateful and blessed to have worked in the BMDH Department of Paediatrics for such a long time,” said Daniel.

I’ve seen the department grow, develop and evolve into an outstanding high-quality excellent paediatric service for the local community and I wish everyone all the very best.”

Daniel is looking forward to spending more time with his family as he leaves BMDH, but will remain in his positions at Westmead Private Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital. 

Just like his colleague, Dr Kerry Brown, a married father of three, is looking forward to spending more quality time with his family but will “greatly miss the camaraderie and teamwork I experienced with the paediatrics team at BMDH”.

Dr Kerry’s career started at Westmead Hospital as a registrar in 1986, which then led him into work as a visiting medical officer (VMO) paediatrician at BMDH from 1995 until July 2022.

“I feel I’m leaving my extended family,” said Kerry.

“I’ve enjoyed interacting with younger doctors and old colleagues and owe sincere thanks to all my mentors along the way, including Alan Amos and the late Paul Knight.”

Paediatrics co-head of Department Dr Stephen Brancatisano said that both paediatricians will be sorely missed. 

“Kerry has decades of clinical experience and was generous with teaching and mentoring younger colleagues,” said Stephen.

Dr Chris Yong, co-head of Paediatrics, said that Daniel had made substantial contributions to the paediatric department for more than two decades, leading “the expansion of the department with the implementation of key clinical services”.

Director of Medical Services Alison Loughran-Fowlds commended Kerry and Daniel for dedicating so many years to the communities of western Sydney.

“With more than five decades of service between them, this is an outstanding achievement and something to be proud of,” said Alison.

“Thank you for your compassion and commitment and I wish you and your families all the best with your future endeavours.”