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Biographical entry Ford, Bruce Francis (1927 - 2001)

CBE, MBE

Born
15 July 1927
Australia
Died
2 August 2001
Australia
Occupation
Physician

Summary

Bruce Ford worked in the medical profession for many years, including seventeen years as a general practitioner in and around Canberra, despite facing discrimination early in his career due to having cerebral palsy. Ford later moved into rehabilitation and geriatric medicine, working for many years at the Alfred and Caulfield Hospitals in Melbourne.

Details

Events

1951
Career position - Junior Resident Medical Officer at the Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney
1952
Career position - Senior Resident Medical Officer at the Canberra Community Hospital
1952 - 1953
Career position - Junior/Senior Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, New South Wales
1953
Career position - Senior Resident Medical Officer in the Orthopaedic Section of the Children's Hospital, Melbourne
1961 - 1968
Career position - Director of Rehabilitation at the Canberra Hospital
1967 - 1971
Career position - Sessional Consultant in rehabilitation at the Canberra Hospital
1967 - 1971
Career position - Medical Officer in rehabilitation and geriatrics at the Canberra Hospital
1968
Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
1971 - 1989
Career position - Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Alfred and Caulfield Hospitals
1972 - 1988
Career position - Specialist in charge of the Caulfield Rehabilitation/Geriatric Hospital
1980 - 1982
Career position - Chairman of the Victorian Committee for the International Year of Disabled Persons
1981
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1988 - 1991
Career position - Active Consultant at the Alfred group of hospitals

Published resources

Newspaper Articles

  • Feely, Simon, 'Obituary: Dr Bruce Francis Ford, CBE, Champion of the disabled', The Age, 21 August 2001. Details

Online Resources

Ailie Smith