Local GP Recognised for Years of Service

by Brighton Council
L-R Brian Mitchell, Jen Butler, Dr Chris Hughes, Mayor Leigh Grey and Councilor Phil Owen

Local GP Dr Chris Hughes, has been praised for his years of service, retiring after four decades of service, while also being recognised on a national scale for his achievements. Dr Hughes received a civic reception from Brighton Council in December, as he retired from his career as a much-loved local general practitioner (GP).

A placement at Greenpoint Medical Centre in 1977, as part of his degree at the University of Tasmania, turned into employment which lasted over forty years.

Dr Hughes is a life member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and was named the 2022 General Practitioner of the Year for Tasmania. In 2023, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) announced the winners of its overall national awards. Dr Hughes was awarded the Rose-Hunt Award, which is the highest accolade awarded by the RACGP.

Dr Chris Hughes with Guy Barnett

Minister for Health Guy Barnett congratulated Dr Hughes on his significant national achievement during a visit to Greenpoint Medical Centre. “Dr Hughes has been providing quality care and support to Tasmanians for decades and it is wonderful to see his efforts acknowledged,” Minister Barnett said.

Dr Hughes also played a major role in ensuring the safety and independence of the Voluntary Assisted Dying legislative process for GPs and their patients. In addition to looking after patients, Dr Hughes has worked as an examiner and is on the Council of Censors committee at RACGP.

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