In the lead up to Queensland Day (6 June), Neil Breen has dedicated a segment in each of his 4BC Breakfast shows to celebrating the Queensland Greats. And, in our humble opinion, his most important guest was our very own Queensland Great, cataract surgeon and glaucoma specialist, Dr Mark Loane AM.
Dr Loane is a highly prestigious member of the Queensland community. In 2007, Dr Loane was inducted into the Australian Rugby Union Hall of Fame and named one of Queensland’s top 50 sportspeople of all time; In 2011, he was made a member of the Order of Australia for services to medicine in the field of ophthalmology; and in 2019 he was honoured as a Queensland Great for his contributions to sport and medicine.
Earlier this week (Wednesday 3 June), Dr Loane joined Neil to talk of his achievements and, in particular, the important work he does as Head of the Cape York Eye Health Project – a program he established in 1999 to provide vital eye care to remote Indigenous communities in far North Queensland.
You can listen to the Dr Loane’s interview on the 4BC website (skip to 1:39:21).
Dr Loane has also joined in with Queenslanders across the state to say ‘thank you’ to those who have helped us to get through these challenging times.
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