New MLAs join MPS
The MPS New Zealand team has expanded, taking on two new medicolegal advisers (MLAs) at their Auckland office. Both Dr Garry Clearwater and Dr Andrew Stacey trained at Auckland University. Dr Clearwater now works part-time as an emergency medicine specialist at North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals at Waitemata DHB.
Since starting work at Waitemata DHB, Dr Clearwater has held various roles including clinical director, director of emergency medicine training and overseeing morbidity and mortality reviews.
Dr Stacey has been working as an urgent care physician for the past five years. Over the past three years he has also worked as a GP liaison at Middlemore Hospital. He gained a fellowship of the College of Urgent Care Physicians in 2009 and the Australasian College of Legal Medicine last year.
He is currently completing his law professionals course and is working towards being admitted to the roll of barristers and solicitors of the High Court of New Zealand.