Award for Angus Turner

Congratulations to Georgian Dr Angus Turner (1995) who was a very deserving recipient of the Professionals Award at the 2019 Western Australian of the Year awards. Angus was recognised for the important work he does with the Lions Eye Institute in the North West of WA, providing sight-saving treatment to people in some of the most isolated communities.

There should be three full-time ophthalmologists in the North West of Western Australia to match the levels of staffing in urban areas, but there was none.  Angus’s vision is to establish a regional hub in Broome to help service patients from Karratha to Kununurra.