New orthopaedic surgeon at home in Kalgoorlie
An orthopaedic surgeon who has worked with hundreds of elite athletes will soon be consulting in Kalgoorlie.
10 Oct 2019
8 October 2019
With a special connection to the Goldfields region, he’s no stranger to the red dirt.
His career has taken him to all corners of the globe, working with elite athletes from the English Premier League, French National Football Team, English cricket and rugby union teams as well as elite tennis players, professional dancers and Olympic snowboarders.
“In 2018 I was the consulting orthopaedic surgeon for Chelsea Football Club when they toured Australia,” he said.
“I’ve been a match day doctor for the Western Force Rugby Team, the Ironman and World Triathlon Championship.”
And while that all might sound pretty high-flying, Dr Maor has his feet firmly planted on the ground. His wife Meghan is a fifth-generation Kalgoorlite, bearing the Liddicoat name.
Dr Maor said consulting in Kalgoorlie was a way to give back to a community the whole family cares so much about.
“All too often I see patients, families and friends having to fly to Perth to receive specialist care,” he said.
“Many times they have to travel two or three times. If I can stop people having to make even just one extra trip to Perth, that not only saves them time and money but allows them to stay with their family in Kalgoorlie.
"I believe that the goldfields residents deserve healthcare as good as in Perth and this is just one way I can contribute to making that a reality.
"This is a special place with genuine people. That is why I am coming to work with the community to try and make a difference.”
Dr Maor specialises in knee, foot and ankle surgery. He also has a special interest in paediatric orthopaedic surgery and surgery for athletes.
Growing up with a love of sports, he knows the impact on the body competing at an elite level.
“I’ve previously played tennis at a national and international level as well as competing in triathlon and the Ironman events,” he said.
“I also have a special connection to the West Coast Eagles as the Eagles first year in the AFL was the year my family arrived in Australia. We have been loyal supporters ever since.”
Dr Maor will be consulting in Kalgoorlie on a regular basis, starting on Friday 25 October 2019.
Procedures for privately insured patients will be undertaken at St John of God Murdoch Hospital.
Our history in Kalgoorlie
St John of God Health Care has a special connection with Kalgoorlie with our founders, the Sisters of St John of God, served the people of Kalgoorlie from 1896 to 1980.
They first did this from a tent on Mt Charlotte, from where they primarily provided medical advice and tended to the sick in their own tents/homes.
In March 1897, the Sisters of St John of God started running a 32-bed hospital funded, built and managed by the local community.
The bought the hospital in the 1910s and over the years expanded it, and replaced the buildings. They made the difficult decision to close the hospital and leave Kalgoorlie in 1980.
The Sisters of St John of God also established four schools in Kalgoorlie (1897-1938) and ran a community hospital in Coolgardie (1896-1898). Several Sisters of St John of God are also interred in Kalgoorlie Cemetery.
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