Dr Garry Forgeson, of Feilding, ONZM for services to oncology
Dr Garry Forgeson is Specialist Medical Oncologist at Palmerston North Hospital. He led the expansion and consolidation into a complete cancer treatment provider of the current Regional Cancer Treatment Service, linking the hospitals of Palmerston North, Gisborne, Hastings, Taranaki and Whanganui. He is President of the Cancer Society of New Zealand Central Districts Division and a member of the National Board of the Cancer Society. He is Chair of the Palmerston North Hospital Radiotherapy and Oncology Trust. He has been a member, Vice President and President of the Cancer Society Manawatu Centre Executive. Dr Forgeson has held Crown appointments as Chair of the Cancer Treatment Advisory Group and a member of the Cancer Programme Steering Group, the Cancer Control Implementation Task Force, and the Cancer Control Council.