Hosted at Government House | November 4th 2019
Established on 8th December 1994 by a group of dedicated doctors, Wesley Medical Research is Queensland’s second-oldest medical research institute.
On November 4th, at a special reception hosted by His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland at Government House, stakeholders gathered to celebrate the launch of the 25th year of making a difference through medical research.
It was an esteemed gathering of the Institute’s Patrons, leadership, clinicians, donors and patients to acknowledge the past, present and future of a research institute that continues to make a real difference to patient lives.
Following is the speech given by His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland to commemorate the occasion.
Reception to Celebrate 25 Years of Wesley Medical Research
As an organisation, we would also like to make some special acknowledgements of some significant moments of our history.
- The long leadership of Emeritus Professor Julie Campbell for 16 years who built the institutes profile and established Queensland largest Biobank facility.
- Philanthropic support from all our donors, however, the exceptional support from Chuck and Helga Feeney, The Brazil Family and The Thorsen Family have been pivotal to our ongoing program of research.
- Support from our corporate partners particularly, Mitsubishi Development and Invitro Technologies.
- Our dedicated volunteers including our board members and committees for the many hours devoted to this important cause.
- Our inspiring executive and staff who are dedicated to making a difference every day and are on the front line of delivering exceptional and scientifically robust research with professionalism and compassion.
- Our clinicians, past and present, who have contributed to visible medical advancements, better healthcare practices and lasting patient benefits.
- Our patients, who opt to participate in trials where the commitment can be arduous and the outcome unknown, but they are devoted to being a part of something that could bring hope and real improvements for the future and for others.