Meet Wayne – Monash Health patient and volunteer for over 15 years 

Wayne has been a patient at Monash Health for the last 20 years, since he was first diagnosed with Scleroderma. For the past 17 years, despite his condition, Wayne has volunteered for the annual physician exams. He has also consented to be examined by countless medical students during his numerous hospital admissions, to help them prepare for their exams.  

Wayne has provided a whole new generation of doctors with firsthand experience of this rare and complex disease. This is particularly important as there is limited understanding of Scleroderma and few treatments available.   

To thank him for his service to Monash Health over the years, Professor Eric Morand, Director of Rheumatology, and Associate Professor Joanne Sahhar, Head of Monash Scleroderma Clinic, presented Wayne with a 15-year Volunteer Service Certificate and a special plaque. This was to acknowledge his many years of dedication and selflessness to help educate clinicians and further the understanding of Scleroderma.  

Wayne was blown away by this recognition. “I can’t wait to get home and put them up by my front door for all to see,” he said.  

Thank you to Wayne for his service and dedication all these years!  

Approved by Anjali Dhulia

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