Saturday, July 13, 2024

Tasmania mourns healthcare leader

Minister for Health, Guy Barnett, has extended his deepest condolences on behalf of the Tasmanian Government to the family and friends of Dr Alasdair MacDonald, who passed away on Christmas Day.

“Alasdair was an outstanding doctor, administrator and leader who was passionate about providing the best possible care for the greater Launceston community,” Minister Barnett said in a statement.

“Dedicated to the Launceston General Hospital, Alasdair, who was the Director of Medicine, was not just a co-worker but a friend to many, providing care, leadership and compassion to patients and colleagues across a long career.”

Starting as a fourth-year medical student at the Launceston General Hospital in 1985, Dr MacDonald worked at the Hospital for 10 years, and returned again in 1999, following a brief interstate appointment, where he has worked “tirelessly” for the northern Tasmanian community, said Mr MacDonald.

“The thoughts and heartfelt condolences of the entire Launceston community go out to Alasdair’s family, friends, and all those within the Department and staff who have been affected by this devastating loss.”

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