Former Queensland Assistant Health Minister Dr Chris Davis was awarded the Bruce Shepherd Medal at a gala dinner in Sydney on 13 June 2014, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Doctors’ Dispute. Dr Chris Davis is a Rehabilitation Physician from Cape Town, South Africa. He migrated to New Zealand and later to Queensland, where he served with distinction as a Director of Geriatrics and Rehabilitation at Prince Charles Hospital.
In the recent QLD hospital contracts dispute Dr Davis was fearless in his determination to ensure that contracts being offered to doctors were fair and reasonable. He withstood enormous pressure and personal tragedy, remaining steadfast for the principles and ethics of the profession he so loves and has so nobly served.
Dr Chris Davis is a man of significant courage and conviction, an outstanding doctor, a fearless and inspiring leader of his profession and a worthy recipient of the Bruce Shepherd Medal for Distinguished Service to Independent Medicine.