Two of the 87 passengers who arrived on Thursday last week were the newly appointed Public Health Specialist Dr Douglas Lush and his wife Mary McLean (pictured).
Lush, who started working for Te Marae Ora a month ago, is a medical doctor
with specialisations in public health and general practice. He was born in
Auckland and has worked in many places including Australia, London, Geneva,
Bermuda, and Tairawhiti (NZ East Coast) during the course of his career. He now
lives in Wellington with his wife, and one of their two adult daughters.
to starting work with TMO, Lush was the principal clinical advisor for the NZ
Covid Response from March 2020 until the end of August 2021.
delighted to finally be in Rarotonga after working with the team remotely for
the past month. Our experience from arrival through to the Edgewater Hotel was
welcoming and efficient, despite the very late hour. I look forward to meeting
my colleagues and others, and getting to know these beautiful islands, once we
have finished our quarantine” said Lush, not long after he arrived.