23 June 2021


Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown) — As part of the Queen's Birthday Honours, Dr Annette Carruthers has been named a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to community health. She is currently taking part in the COVID vaccination effort. She has worked part-time as a GP while fulfilling several roles on different boards, including Multiple Sclerosis Australia, Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia, and the National and NSW Heart Foundations of Australia. MS is an issue particularly close to my heart, so I would like to especially acknowledge Dr Carruthers' work in that field. She is also currently a director with Headspace, Calvary Health Care and aged care catering service Cater Care. Her medical interests include clinical risk management and quality improvement in health services. Dr Carruthers' honour is very well-earned, and I thank her for her tireless efforts for our community.

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