News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Outstanding Service Medal Awarded To Dr Barry

18 October 2004

Outstanding Service Medal Awarded To Dr David Barry

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation honoured Dr David Barry this weekend for his outstanding service over the past 20 years. The award was presented at the Foundation's 40th anniversary celebration at a Mayoral function in Wellington on Friday evening.

Dr Barry thinking he was having lunch with his daughter instead found himself on a plane to Wellington. Upon arrival at the Wellington Council Chambers he noted coincidentally that there was an Asthma and Respiratory Foundation event on and so it was with great surprise that Dr Barry found himself the recipient of such an honour.

Gerald Hensley, Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand President says that Dr Barry's commitment to improving the health of children with asthma and other respiratory illness has been exceptional.

"Medicine has very much been the focus of his life and he is passionate about giving children the best future possible."

Dr Barry is humourously known by his family to be dangerous with a hammer or other household tools but incredibly has a very safe pair of hands for babies.

Dr Barry, a paediatrician in Hawkes Bay, began his service with the Foundation as a member of the Medical Advisory Panel in 1985. As well as his commitment to the work of the Foundation since this time, Dr Barry has also made a huge contribution to the Hawke's Bay Asthma Society, including time as president.

Dr Barry was involved in developing the Child Asthma Plan for the Foundation and has worked on epidemiological studies such as the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC). He is a member of the Respiratory Committee of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand, has made contributions to the Paediatric Asthma Guidelines Group and his research interests include exercise-induced asthma in children.

"Honouring David on this occasion was a great way to celebrate not only his accomplishments but also the Foundation's achievements - forty years on", said Mr Hensley.

Also present at the 40th celebration were the Foundation's founding members, life members, asthma societies from around the country, those who have supported the asthma movement in various ways over the years and members from the Eastern Hutt Rotary Club (previously the Naenae Rotary Club), from which the first asthma society sprung in 1964.

The Foundation is very grateful to Dr Barry's family for ensuring his surprise trip to Wellington to receive his medal.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi.
More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

CDF Tim Keating: NZ Somme Centenary

"Our generals also knew what to expect, and they built that knowledge into their planning. Each of the four set-piece attacks was fought with a single brigade, with the expectation that the brigade would be used up. A fresh brigade would then be brought up to conduct the next set-piece..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news