|The Elizabeth Turner Medal
To acknowledge excellence in clinical care provided by a member of the Senior Medical/Dental Staff of the RCH over an extended period of time. This medal is awarded primarily on the basis of the individual’s contribution to the clinical care of their patients. The care of patients and their families is the raison d’être of the Royal Children’s Hospital. This award is recognition by one’s peers of excellent clinical care.
The Elizabeth Turner Medal is so named to honour the memory of Elizabeth Turner, a greatly respected paediatrician of the Hospital from 1942 to c.1980. Elizabeth
Turner’s devotion to the care of her patients exemplifies the qualities recognised in a recipient of the Medal.
Criteria: Excellence of clinical care
Length of service
Current member of Senior Medical Staff at RCH
Nomination: By members of the RCH MSA
Nominations to be called for by secretary of MSA 2 months before presentation
Selection committee: Executive committee of the MSA
Frequency of award
Ordinarily annual, but need not be awarded.
Medal and certificate to be presented at the annual dinner of MSA.
From MSA subscriptions
EKT Medal Recipients
2002 Arnold Smith, Gastroenterology
2003 Lloyd Shield, Neurology
2004 Tony Holmes, Plastic surgery
2005 Libby Rose, ENT
2006 Peter Loughnan, Neonatology
2007 Keith Waters, Oncology
2008 Barbara Main, Anaesthetics
2009 Margaret Zacharin, Endocrinology
2010 Karin Tiedemann, CCC
2011 Jim Wilkinson, Cardiology
2012 Roger Allen, Rheumatology