No 205 March 2019

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Dawn Thorp Order of Australia

Congratulations to Dawn Thorp AO who was awarded with an Order of Australia on Australia Day in recognition of her outstanding contributions as a mentor and clinician to nursing and haematology. 

Dawn Thorp
Dawn before she retired in 2001
Photo: Dawn Thorp

Dawn is well known in haemophilia nursing both in Australia and internationally, and has been very generous over her career and now in retirement supporting both other health professionals and the community.

She was the haemophilia nurse for many years in the Haemophilia Treatment Centre at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and was instrumental in setting up the Australian Haemophilia Nurses’ Group. She also served on the Haemophilia Foundation Australia (HFA) Council. 


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Date last reviewed: 18 March 2019