Dr Clifford Pollard worked as a surgeon at the Redcliffe Hospital for over 25 years, from 1982 to 2008.
A Member of the Metro North Hospital and Health Board, in 2012 he was awarded the Gordon Trinca medal for his contribution to trauma care and education.
In 2015 Dr Pollard was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for service to medicine in the field of trauma care and through contributions to health policy and reform in Queensland
He was the inaugural Director of Trauma at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and his expertise led to the development of the first Statewide Trauma Plan and Trauma System. He also served as inaugural Chair of the National Trauma Registry Consortium for Australia and New Zealand, and as President, Australian and New Zealand Association of Surgeons for Trauma.
Together with the Royal Brisbane Hospitals’ Nurses Association, he curated the commemorative exhibition for the Anzac Centenary and more recently played a significant role in putting together the documentary Bandages and Battlefields.”
Associate Professor Pollard’s vision included the establishment of Jamieson Trauma Institute (JTI) to advance trauma research that directly improves patient care.
Dr Clifford Pollard is listed on the wall of the Redcliffe Wall of Fame:
A collection of portrait and information honouring the achievements of individuals who have influenced and shaped Redcliffe. The collection is in the Jetty Arcade at 139-141 Redcliffe Parade.
For a complete list of people who appear on the wall click on the following blog post: