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Doctor’s high honour

Thursday, 29th March, 2012

Broken Hill physician, Dr Steve Flecknoe-Brown, has won a high honour.

The vocal advocate for healthcare, and chairman of the Broken Hill District Health Board is about to become one of 12 inaugural “Fellows of the Blood Service”.

The program will form a network for healthcare professionals with an interest in patients’ blood management, with the aim of improving transfusion practices around the nation.

The network aims to support hospital-based practice change, promote communication and give access to first-hand clinical insights for the Blood Service.

Dr Flecknoe-Brown said the invitation to join the Fellowship was an honour and he would be pleased to join the group.  

“This award recognizes that you don’t need to live and work in a capital city to be appreciated for your contribution to improving clinical outcomes,” he said.

The Blood Service will create a social network which will allow the sharing of ideas, questions and documents amongst the group and its Transfusion Clinical Governance Unit (TCGU).

Dr Flecknoe-Brown’s role as a Fellow will include providing clinical intelligence on practice change, collaborating in projects and providing expert clinical knowledge.

“This is a great opportunity to work with experts across a broad range of specialty areas from around the nation,” he said.

“I’m very excited about this new program and the benefits that should result in blood management across Australia and particularly the Far West.”

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