In memory of and tribute to:
Professor Peter Van Asperen. MBBS, MD, FRACP, F Thor Soc.
Macintosh Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, and head of
respiratory medicine at The Westmead Children’s Hospital NSW.
Peter has given more than 40 years of service via the public hospital system
since his early days at The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in
Camperdown NSW. The Department of Respiratory Medicine at Westmead
Children’s Hospital has had an ongoing relationship with Leichhardt Saints
Football Club. Under past Presidents; Tony Riding, Barry Shuttleworth and
Liam Griffiths, the Club has donated caps and soccer balls to a few of the
many children being treated in the respiratory clinic. A gesture we are
keen to continue for the children and in Dr Peter Van Asperen’s memory.
Our thoughts are with Peters colleagues and family.