Palliative Care New South Wales would like to extend our congratulations to Dr Frank Patrick Brennan, of Kogarah, who has been awarded the honour of Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to palliative medicine, and to medical education.

Dr Brennan began his career in medicine, working in both Sydney and South Africa, before he decided to study law, while continuing to practice medicine.

He embarked on a brief legal career before returning to medicine as a GP at the Aboriginal Medical Service in Redfern.

Three years later he decided to explore his growing interest in palliative care and started his training at the Sacred Care Hospice in Darlinghurst at a time when there was a “large number of patients with HIV/AIDS”.

He spent a year working in palliative care in Ireland before returning to Australia.

To read more about Dr Frank Brennan’s palliative care journey read this article in the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader.