Gladstone's medical specialists take a tour of Gladstone: (from left) Kevin Cropper, Augustus Kigotho, Sara Bluefeather, Emilia Dauway, Jeff Hunt, Simon Tyrrell and Nicki Murdock.
Gladstone's medical specialists take a tour of Gladstone: (from left) Kevin Cropper, Augustus Kigotho, Sara Bluefeather, Emilia Dauway, Jeff Hunt, Simon Tyrrell and Nicki Murdock. Paul Braven

Meet Gladstone's senior medical specialists

GLADSTONE's medical specialists were last week taken on a tour of the city by Gladstone Industry Leadership Group chief executive Kurt Heidecker.

Here, they tell us a bit about themselves and what they think of Gladstone:

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Kevin Cropper, Gladstone Hospital director of nursing:

"I'm pleasantly surprised how liveable Gladstone is.

"There is a wonderful sense of community here and the management of industry and city living has been done well."

Augustus Kigotho, Gladstone Hospital emergency department director:

"Gladstone should change and call itself the preferred city. It has made it very easy for me to make the decision to settle here.

"This is home, the guesswork is over."

Sara Bluefeather, Gladstone and Mater hospitals pediatrician:

"My family is super happy living in Queensland. We are settling in well.

"My work has been very busy, but it's great work at both hospitals. We are pleased we decided to come here from Albuquerque."

Emilia Dauway, Gladstone and Mater hospitals general surgeon:

"It's great diving, cycling and the weather's wonderful. I prefer the more tropical climate.

"My colleagues and the hospital staff have been very welcoming and helpful. I've made a lot of new friends."

Jeff Hunt, Gladstone Hospital emergency department senior medical officer: 

"My welcome to Gladstone three weeks ago was the threat of a cyclone! I'm loving it. The hospital and the direction the emergency department is going."

Simon Tyrrell, Gladstone Hospital obstetrician and gynaecologist:

"I've been here for two weeks. I've come from the UK and like what I've seen so far. I'm not likely to move from Gladstone."

Nicki Murdock, Gladstone Hospital medical director and CEO.

"There's a different feel in the hospital now that we have senior permanent medical staff - and there are more to come.

"It's great to see that they are all happy to be here."



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