Mr Andrew Crocker retires after 27 years at Murdoch

Mr Andrew Crocker has retired from operating at St John of God Murdoch Hospital, after 27 years helping patients across Perth with reconstructive surgery.

22 Feb 2021

St John of God Murdoch Hospital's Suan Kim See, Mr Andrew Crocker, Dr Ross Ireland and Lizzy Inman

Pictured:  Mr Andrew Crocker (second left) with Kim See, Dr Ross Ireland and Lizzy Inman.

As a plastic surgeon specialist, he has assisted thousands of people to restore normal function and appearance.

Mr Crocker said he was the only plastic surgeon operating at Murdoch Hospital when it opened in 1994.

“I was the only one here when it opened and now there are several plastic surgeons operating at Murdoch,” he said.

“This specialty is very intrinsically rewarding to see the results. With general surgery you often don’t sees the results on the outside but plastic surgery is a very visual field.

“My surgeries are reconstructive surgery such as hand injuries, skin cancer removal and breast reductions. It is also very satisfying knowing these surgeries can make people feel more comfortable or restore function.”

Mr Crocker said he had several long-standing relationships at Murdoch that he would miss dearly.

“I’ve worked with some great anaesthetists during my time at Murdoch, including Ross Ireland and Greg Raper. One of my nurses, Kim See, has been working with me for 12 years,” he said.

St John of God Murdoch Hospital Chief Executive Officer Ben Edwards said Mr Crocker had been an asset to Murdoch and would be missed.

A farewell morning tea was held in February to send off Mr Crocker in style.

Mr Crocker will continue to operate at St John of God Midland and Subiaco Hospitals at a reduced capacity, as he transitions to retirement.