Medico rewarded for achievements
ROCKHAMPTON'S Dr Beres Joyner has received significant recognition for contribution to the health system and profession.
Dr Joyner has been appointed staff specialist, eminent status by the State Government - the only Central Queenslander of 27 Queensland doctors to receive the accolade.
For the former North Rockhampton High School and Frenchville State School student, it shows it is not just south-east Queenslanders that can achieve at high levels within their professions.
"This is an achievement that is the effect of many years of hard work both within Queensland Health and externally within the profession," Dr Joyner said.
"It shows that we do have people who can achieve at high levels within the Central Queensland Health Service District and everything does not always happen in the south-east corner.
"I think for people who stay and work hard they can achieve at this level."
Member for Rockhampton, Robert Schwarten, praised Dr Joyner for her dedication in providing exceptional healthcare.
Dr Joyner is Director of Care for Older People and Rehabilitation and has experience in general practice, clinical education and public health medicine, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, sexual health and adolescent and child health; as well as rehabilitation and geriatric medicine.
She is also the driving force behind the hospital's annual Academic Day, which allows staff to showcase their innovative ideas and research.