Dr Masarei wins Specialist of the Year

Congratulations to St John of God Bunbury Hospital’s Dr Carolyn Masarei who was awarded Specialist of the Year (non-GP) in the 2020 Rural Health Awards.

8 Oct 2020

Dr Carolyn MasareiDr Masarei started at St John of God Bunbury Hospital in 2012 as the only resident Palliative Care Physician. She has since developed a holistic palliative care service that extends beyond end of life care to include outpatient clinics in Bunbury, teleconferencing to other sites throughout the South West region, and inpatient consults at the South West Health Campus.

Dr Masarei also cares for acutely unwell patients in a 10-bed specialist palliative care unit in Bunbury which offers complex symptom control and end of life care. She works closely with the community palliative care teams and palliative care nurses throughout WA’s South West region.

In her award nomination Dr Masarei was commended for her wide scope of work as a solo regional specialist and her support of continual service improvement. She was described as being instrumental to the development of medical and nursing colleagues in the hospital and community as well as the introduction of new innovation and technology such as Telehealth. 

Dr Masarei demonstrates exemplary care and dedication for her patients and their families. St John of God Health Care and the South West region of Western Australia are fortunate to benefit from her extensive skills.

Congratulations to Dr Masarei who is well deserving of this award for her achievements in delivering palliative care in a rural setting.