Dr Patricia Mackay

ANZCA is sad to announce the passing of Dr Patricia Mackay, OAM, who made an outstanding contribution to anaesthesia, in particular safety and quality.          

Dr Mackay's work in the field of patient safety in anaesthesia occurred over more than 50 years.

She served as chair of the Victorian Consultative Council on Anaesthetic Mortality and Morbidity (VCCAMM) from 1991 until 2005. 

Dr Mackay received many accolades including the ANZCA Medal, the Australian Medical Association Women in Medicine Award, and a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2008. 

She was the subject of an interview by Dr Christine Ball for an ANZCA oral history in 2013. See the interview here.


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