A lasting legacy: Dr Diane Mohen announces retirement

St John of God Bunbury Hospital Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Diane Mohen has retired from medical practice, after 27 years of providing care to women and their families in the south west of Western Australia.

9 Oct 2023

Dr Diane Mohen smiling at the camera

Dr Mohen enjoyed a career spanning 40 years, initially in general practice before moving to Bunbury in 1996 to provide obstetric and gynaecology services at the hospital.

As a way to slowly wind back her career, Dr Mohen stopped practicing as a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist in 2019, however, continued as a surgical assistant to her South West Obstetrics and Gynaecology colleagues at St John of God Bunbury Hospital until 1 October 2023.

She said it was a challenging decision to conclude her clinical care, but appreciated the many wonderful memories of her time at the hospital.

“The decision to discontinue my clinical practice has been a wrench for me, but I finish knowing I had a fantastic experience,” Dr Mohen said.

“St John of God Bunbury Hospital has always provided a supportive and caring environment for me and my patients. It has been an honour and privilege to share my journey as a health care worker with this exceptional hospital and its wonderful caregivers.”

Dr Mohen said she long felt a special connection to St John of God Health Care, dating back to her early days as a medical practitioner.

“Before I became a specialist, I spent two years in Pakistan working in a hospital alongside the Sisters of St John of God, some of which I still keep in touch with,” she said.

“It’s fitting that I ended up practicing at St John of God Bunbury Hospital all those years later. It’s a special connection that I still feel today.”

St John of God Bunbury Hospital CEO Jeffrey Williams paid tribute to Dr Mohen and her long term contribution to health care in the south west.

“We appreciate and acknowledge Dr Mohen’s dedication and commitment in providing exceptional obstetric and gynaecologic care to the south west community for the last 27 years,” Jeffrey said.

“She leaves behind a lasting legacy and will be dearly missed in our hospital.”