Second generation doctors delivering new life in Cairns
Jan 14, 2021
- Two Cairns doctors are celebrating 30 years of working together at Cairns Private Hospital
- Both doctors are second generation, following in their father’s footsteps and have been working in Cairns since 1990
- Their photo book, ‘Safe arrivals – celebrating a collaborative journey’ is part of a four-week photo exhibition at The Tanks Arts Centre from 22 January
A new book celebrating a collaborative journey of two doctors at Cairns Private Hospital has been released, featuring stunning images from the last five years of Cairns babies’ first moments in the world.
Paediatrician Dr. Tim Warnock and Cairns’ longest serving obstetrician, Dr. Tom Wright are marking 30 years of working together at Cairns Private Hospital and have used photos taken by Dr Warnock to produce the photo book.
Dr Wright has been working in Cairns since November 1990, following in his father’s footsteps as an obstetrician. “It’s been a tale of two generations… a real privilege of being able to follow my father. I’m one of a small group of two-generation doctors in Cairns.
“Equally it is my privilege to deliver two generations in Cairns. I delivered babies in the ‘90s and am now delivering their babies,” Dr Wright said.
Dr Tim Warnock has also worked in Cairns since March 1990. As a paediatrician and the book’s photographer, he admits he has a special connection with Dr. Wright in Cairns.
“Both of our parents were medicos in Cairns so each of our families has over 50 years of medicinal history in North Queensland,” Dr Warnock said.
The pair have developed the book to celebrate the 30-year obstetric journey at Cairns Private Hospital. Over the last five years, Dr Warnock has taken phones from the dads and captured the shots to include in the book.
“It’s a unique moment in a family’s life and being at the delivery is one thing but being able to photograph it too… so it’s there with them forever,” Dr Warnock said.
The photo book, ‘Safe arrivals – celebrating a collaborative journey’ will be part of a four-week photo exhibition at The Tanks Arts Centre from 22 January.