- Published: 19 June 2014
GPSpeak congratulates Dr Michael Pelmore for being awarded with an Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Dr Pelmore was awarded the OAM Medal in the General Division of the Awards for service to medicine and the community of Mullumbimby.
Dr Pelmore has given exceptional service to his community in Mullumbimby for nearly four decades, both as a General Practitioner and as a Visiting Medical Officer for Byron Bay and Mullumbimby Hospitals.
He is originally from England, and health care ran in his family: his father was a doctor, and his mother and twin sister were nurses. Dr Pelmore visited Australia in 1974 and after driving up to the Northern Rivers, decided to stay.
In his long and distinguished service to the public health system he has worked in the fields of General and Emergency Medicine, and Obstetrics, being available on-call and after hours to the immense benefit of patients.
Dr Pelmore also has considerable talents in the musical field, having produced two Dolphin Award-wining CDs to promote children’s health and performing at local primary and pre-schools, and variety nights held to raise funds for local charities. He has also undertaken the role of MC at many local charity events.
Dr Pelmore is held in high professional esteem by his peers and regarded affectionately by the wider community, a great many of whom have entrusted him with their health care over the years.