Dr John McGettigan, of Methven, QSM, for services to rural health
John McGettigan has been a General Practitioner in Methven for 40 years. He began as the district’s sole doctor, working from a small consulting room. He drove the development of a new improved facility, which now employs five doctors and several nurses and clerical staff. For many years, he has accepted trainee doctors in the practice for ongoing education. He has worked closely with Mt Hutt ski field’s medical facility. Dr McGettigan has earned a reputation for his special care to rest-home residents, as a supporter of St John, and for his work within the Catholic community.