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Doctor heads into his retirement with a fond farewell

DEDICATED DOCTOR: Ipswich Hospital farewells Doctor David Walters after a lifetime of service to orthopaedics.
DEDICATED DOCTOR: Ipswich Hospital farewells Doctor David Walters after a lifetime of service to orthopaedics. Kate Czerny

DR DAVID Walters has retired after a life dedicated to caring for others, treating countless patients and training and mentoring many clinicians.

The inaugural winner of the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service Board Award for Outstanding Contribution to the community, Dr Walters began his career at Ipswich Hospital in 1973.

He attended the University of Queensland and graduated in 1960 with a MBBS.

He was a resident medical officer at Royal Brisbane Hospital and in 1964 performed his first year as registrar in orthopaedics.

From 1965 to 1967 he worked in the UK as a general surgical registrar and in 1967 he gained fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and England.

From 1968 to 1970 he was an orthopaedic registrar at Royal Brisbane Hospital. After that, he was an awarded an associate member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and in 1972 a full member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

In 1973 he started orthopaedic practice in Ipswich and began as a visiting medical officer at Ipswich Hospital and St Andrew's Hospital.

Dr Walters was the representative on the Queensland Board of Studies for Ipswich Hospital from 1994 to 1997 and from 1993 to 1994 was on the executive committee of the Queensland branch of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

Since 1960 Dr Walters has been an active member of the Australian Medical Association

He has been a member of the Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society and is a past member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society.

In his time as a visiting medical officer at Ipswich Hospital, Dr Walters was involved in teaching medical, nursing and physiotherapy students.

Since 1989 he was involved in teaching orthopaedic advanced trainees in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery with a special interest in paediatric orthopaedics.

Over many years he gave outstanding orthopaedic services to children and adult patients of the mental health units in the Ipswich community.

Dr Walters received the Mayor's Ipswich and region employee award for his work at the Ipswich Hospital and his private practice.

He was also a recipient of the Queensland Health Australia Day award in 2011.

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