Alice Kang thrilled to be Citizen Of Year

CONCORD Hospital’s Alice Kang says she’s surprised and honoured to be named the City of Canada Bay’s Citizen of the Year.

Alice is The Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the famous multicultural hospital – where she has served for more than 40 years – and was named the City Of Canada Bay’s Citizen Of The Year on Australia Day.

She also serves as the Master Of Ceremonies for military anniversaries and commemorations held in the Hospital’s chapel, memorial grounds and Kokoda Track gardens.

“It has been deeply satisfying for me to work with the many different communities within Canada Bay over the decades and to be made Citizen of the Year for Canada Bay is a pleasant surprise and an honour,” she said.

The General Manager of Concord Hospital, Dr Tim Sinclair, told The Weekly Times the Hospital is honoured to see Alice Kang’s four decades of service acknowledged by the community.

“Alice is an asset to Concord Hospital and has been a wonderful contributor for more than 40 years, with a particular focus on veteran’s health,” he said.

“We are so lucky to have Alice and I was thrilled to hear that her efforts and achievements have been recognised in this way.”

Sydney Local Health District Chief Executive Dr Teresa Anderson agreed.

“We are so pleased that Alice’s amazing contribution to our community has been recognised with her being named the Citizen of the Year for City of Canada Bay.” Dr Anderson said.

“Alice is both an inspiration for the staff and for the whole community.

“Her tireless commitment to supporting our patients and our community and finding opportunities to bring us all together is remarkable.”

Alice’s career at Concord Hospital began in 1974, when she came to Australia from Malaysia to train as a nurse.

She served as Charge Nurse in the Accident and Emergency Department from 1982 until 1984 when she was appointed as Assistant Nursing Director, Critical Care Unit (1984-1988) and Executive Officer to the General Manager’s Unit from 1993 until 1996.

When Concord Hospital was transferred from the Federal to the State health system in 1993, Alice took on the responsibility of working with veterans groups to ensure their health and their legacy.

She is actively involved with the Kokoda Track Memorial as well as the Opera Night at Rivendell and the Rivendell Flower Show, which raise much-needed funds for the hospital.

“Alice’s commitment, enthusiasm and advocacy in the City of Canada Bay has delivered many benefits for our community,” Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.