Dr Howard Connor is retiring this month after 37 years of service to the Wellington community.

Dr Connor’s leadership roles at Central Gippsland Health (CGH) have included Director Medical Services, Chief Medical Officer, and Director of Emergency and Critical Care.

In more recent years, he has worked as an Acute Care Physician and reported on ECGs, ambulatory monitors and stress tests in Cardiology.

“Dr Connor has contributed immensely to the organisation with education, teaching, training and building the local network,” CGH Chief Executive Officer, Mark Dykgraaf said. “He has been an inspiration to a younger generation of leaders, demonstrating his commitment to rural and regional healthcare development.”

Dr Connor graduated from Melbourne University in 1978. After working at a number of hospitals in Melbourne and a year travelling and working overseas, he received his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1987 and is accredited by the College in General Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Respiratory Medicine. Dr Connor joined the team at Sale in 1988 and has worked as a Physician at the hospital since. He also worked at Latrobe Regional Health, Traralgon, providing respiratory and bronchoscopy services and helped establish the Gippsland Inaugural Lung Function Laboratory.

From 2004 to 2017 he worked with Monash Rural Clinical School as a senior lecturer and as the Clinical Dean of Monash East and South Gippsland Rural Clinical Schools.

“CGH and the wider Wellington community has been privileged to have such a highly skilled and experienced General Physician,” Mr Dykgraaf said. “Dr Connor will be known for his exceptional medical expertise and compassionate patient care.”



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