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Life Governors


The most prestigious recognition of commitment and dedication to EGHS is the award of Life Governor.


Mrs V Albert
Mr G Anderson
Mrs P Armstrong
Dr G Bertuch
Mrs J Burke
Mr P Carthew
Mr R Carthew
Mrs N Dalkin
Mr I Daly
Mr C de Fegely
Mrs R de Fegely OAM
Mrs P Ervin
Mr J Evans

Mr N Faneco
Mrs C Forster
Mr  G Foster
Mr I.R. Foster
Mr L.G. Gason
Mr D Haddow
Mrs S Handscombe
Mrs K Harvey
Mrs M Heard
Mrs W Heard
Mrs F Hull
Mrs J Jenkinson
Mr W Jones

Mrs L King
Mr G Laidlaw
Mrs J Liddle
Mr B McCutcheon
Mr G E Millear
Mrs J Millear
Mrs A R Milvain
Mrs M Murray
Mrs J Nunan
Mr A O’Neill
Mrs S Philip
Dr M Plunkett

Dr D Pope
Mrs D Radford
Mr D Reid
Mr R Roberts
Mrs S Shannon
Mr K P Shea
Mr N Tosch
Mrs V Tosch
Miss K Turner
Mr T Weeks APM OAM
Mr E M Wilson
Mrs M Young


Most Recent Life Governors

The awarding of a Life Governor to a community member recognises a significant service to East Grampians Health Service.

Our most recent Life Governor, Dr Derek Pope joins a distinguished group of dedicated people who have received the Award.


Dr Derek Pope came here initially as what would be called a GP registrar in 1985 for a three-month term and stayed in the Matron’s flat in the old nurse’s home.

He was invited back to join the Ararat Medical Centre practice and returned for good at the start of 1986.

Dr Pope did anaesthetics, obstetrics and all the usual things for years but gave up anaesthetics about 10 years ago. He is currently working on his second generation of mids, but not likely to make the third!

Dr Pope was on the hospital board for a few years (before the state government decided otherwise) and has been going out to Willaura since Dr Graeme Bertuch retired.

Outside the hospital Dr Pope is the current president of the Ararat Retirement Village (Gorrin Village), and a life member there.

Socially he spends a lot of time involved in Musical Comedy and Theatre Company and he once attended a patient in Urgent Care dressed as Fagin from Oliver- complete with beard!