WSLHD says thank you to Professor Michael Edye for over a decade of exceptional healthcare service

After over a decade Professor Michael Edye has retired from clinical practice, leaving behind a remarkable legacy, and continuing to educate future doctors.

Held in high regard, Michael was described by his colleagues as a humble, courageous, vulnerable, dedicated, and caring individual.

“Michael always looked for opportunities to improve patient care, and he collaborated with and supported the nursing staff to implement these changes towards improvement,” Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals (BMDH) Acting Deputy Director of Nursing Surgery Judy Dalmati said.

It’s been a pleasure working with Michael over the years, and he will be greatly missed.

Judy Dalmati

Michael’s career began with training in General Surgery and he later pursued further training and career development in Laparoscopic Surgery, where he worked with a team who were responsible for major advancements in medical disciplines and technology.

Michael’s career with WSLHD started in January 2013 when he was appointed as the Professor of Surgery for Western Sydney University and Clinical Academic in WSLHD.

From 2016 to 2017, he served as the BMDH Medical Staff Council (MSC) Chair, and between 2016 and 2021, he held the position of BMDH Clinical Director of the Division of Surgery and Anaesthesia.

He was also a WSLHD Board member from 2017 to 2021 and chaired the WSLHD Medical and Dental Officer Appointment Advisory Committee (MDAAC) from 2020 to 2023.

Michael expressed his gratitude to the extraordinary colleagues and administrators he worked with at BMDH, who made his experience truly special.

We have exceptional staff and a magnificent facility to care for the most challenging patients. Despite facing various challenges, including a pandemic, BMDH has proven to be an outstanding place for learning professional skills in nursing, medicine, and allied health.

Professor Michael Edye

He particularly extended his thanks to Maria Belista, his assistant during his tenure as Clinical Director of Surgery & Anaesthesia, the team at MDAAC, his operating theatre nursing colleagues, Lesley Jack, the Wound and Stomatherapy CNC, and Dr. Andrew Owen-Jones, an exceptional radiologist and teacher.

Michael will continue to teach and supervise Western Sydney University student research, influencing future generations of WSLHD doctors and clinicians.