Chief Minister Gallagher is paying tribute to Dr Damian McMahon, Director of Shock Trauma Services for the Health Directorate.
“Sadly, I was informed yesterday of Dr McMahon’s death,” the Chief Minister said.
“Damian was a keen supporter of public hospitals and has worked tirelessly to improve the clinical services for the people of Canberra and the surrounding region.”
Dr McMahon was instrumental in establishing the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter Service and was a passionate advocate of the service. He was a Senior Staff Specialist in surgery and Co-Director of the Trauma and Orthopedic Research Unit at Canberra Hospital.
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Dr McMahon was also the Director of the Clinical Skills Centre and Senior Lecturer in surgery at the Canberra clinical school, University of Sydney and the Australian National University Medical School.
The release is dated 20 July despite going online today.