St John of God Subiaco Hospital farewells respected Western Australian Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Tim Jeffery
19 Oct 2021
Dr Jeffery had an extensive 35-year history with the organisation, and was held in high esteem by fellow doctors, nurses and patients.
St John of God Subiaco Hospital Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr Michael Gannon reflected on his long association with Dr Tim Jeffery.
“Our relationship began in 1999 when I was his resident and Tim was a consultant urogynaecologist at King Edward Memorial Hospital. Many years later, we worked together as consultants on the Cases Committee of MDA National,” Dr Gannon said.
“The purpose of the MDA National is to support and protect medical doctors, and promote good medical practice – values that were entirely consistent with Tim’s practice as a healthcare professional.”
“While Dr Jeffery was best known for his impact as an obstetrician, he was also an incredible gynaecologist and urogynaecologist,” Dr Michael Gannon said.
“St John of God Subiaco Hospital obstetricians Dr Simon Turner, Dr Louise Farrell and Dr Tim Jeffery liked to be regarded as ‘an invincible trio’ for their expertise and dedication to their craft, and the support they afforded each other.”
“Over the years he also shared close working relationships with Dr Nic Tsokos, Dr Adam Gubbay and Prof Lincoln Brett.”
“Above all, Tim put patients’ wellbeing first and was always available to offer considered advice. Many of us would recall a time when he provided support and guidance during an obstetric emergency,” he said.
St John of God Subiaco Hospital CEO Prof Shirley Bowen shared, “Dr Tim Jeffery was an exceptionally talented obstetrician, gynaecologist, and urogynaeologist, mentor, colleague and friend.”
“His dedication to the medical profession, and to the welfare of his patients was immeasurable.”
“Although Western Australia has lost a great man, his legacy will live on with the tens of thousands of babies he delivered during his career,” Prof Bowen said.
“Our thoughts are with his loved ones during the sad time,” she said.