Lochie has been with us for 40 years! During that time, his achievements have been monumental.
He was the Paediatric Blood & Cancer Clinical Director for 20 years. In 2019, Lochie stepped down as clinical director to take a well-earned rest but has remained an integral part of the team.
Lochie grew the department from a small team able to fit into a broom cupboard when he started to the 90-strong team we have today, including more than triple the SMO FTE.
He was our first paediatric bone marrow transplant specialist, performed New Zealand’s first paediatric bone marrow transplant, and pioneered NZ’s use of CORD blood for stem cell transplant.
Lochie has mentored the growth of the allogeneic bone marrow transplant service to be the world-class unit it is today with some of the best paediatric blood marrow transplant outcomes in Australasia and child cancer survival stats as good as anywhere in the world.
He also found time to edit the successful fundraising book Starship – the inside story.
Thanks for your service, Lochie. We’re all inspired by your mahi and your commitment to healthcare in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond
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