Respected nurse practitioner appointed as patron - Institute for Respiratory Health

Respected nurse practitioner appointed as patron

Friday, February 25, 2022 | News, Uncategorised

We are delighted to announce the appointment of nurse practitioner Sue Morey, OAM, as our new patron.


Sue has been involved with the Institute since its inception, more than 20 years ago, and is  an active board director as well as a former chair of the board.

Director of the Institute, Emeritus Professor Geoff Stewart said, “It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the appointment of Sue to the position of patron. The appointment reflects the dedication and commitment Sue has given to the Institute since 2001.

“Sue’s experience, drawn from more than 40 years as a nurse practitioner and a great advocate for respiratory health, has enabled her to provide valuable advice and guidance to the Institute for more than two decades.

“She is a generous, caring and well-respected figure in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and was awarded the Order of Australia medal in 2004 for her services to respiratory medicine nursing.

“Sue is the second patron associated with the Institute and follows in the footsteps of our inaugural patron, the Hon Wayne Martin AC QC.

“We thank Sue for taking on the role of patron and we look forward to partnering with her as our scientists and clinician-researchers continue their work to find new treatments and cures for lung disease.”

Sue said she was proud to be appointed Patron of the Institute, “It’s been rewarding to see how the Institute has adapted and progressed to help those who struggle to breathe every day across Western Australia. I look forward to working with them to achieve their ambitious goals for the future.”

Emeritus Professor Geoff Stewart thanked the outgoing patron, the Honourable Wayne Martin, for his service to the Institute.


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