April 20 2010
Chief Justice announced as first patron of Lung Institute
The Lung Institute of Western Australia (LIWA) is proud to announce its first patron, the Chief Justice of Western Australia, the Honourable Wayne Martin.
In the early 1980s, as a result of pneumonia, he had most of his right lung removed. The unforgettable experience sparked an interest in the field of lung disease.
‘Chronic lung disease impacts on one in four families in Western Australia, and in particular, diseases like emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer and asbestos related diseases affect a significant number of people in our community.
‘Lung infections are a major problem and can affect the whole community as evidenced recently with the swine flu pandemic. I am proud to be the first patron of the LIWA. Lung health in WA is something I am truly passionate about and
The Honourable Wayne Martin was officially announced as patron of the LIWA at its Annual General Meeting held on March 25 2010.