Contact: Sue Foskett
Gold Coast
Southport Golf Club
Slatyer Ave
Southport, QLD  4217

Southport Rotary Club will be visiting us to hear Dr Roger Welch speak:

Dr Welch has been awarded an OAM for his hard work in outback communities, working out of a surgical bus to deliver ophthalmic care to those most in need. He is also the founder of the state-of-the-art Vision Centre Day Surgery on the Gold Coast.

While many may look overseas when it comes to charity it was Dr Roger Welch’s vision for saving the sight of the needy in a rural Australian town which saw him awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia.
Dr Welch, whose achievements also include taking the most comprehensive catalogue of wildflowers found growing in Yuraygir National Park, is founder and principal of the Vision Centre Gold Coast practice headquartered in Southport.
As well as servicing the ophthalmology needs of Gold Coasters, for the past 21 years the world class surgeon and his team have also made regular pilgrimages to the town of Moree in NSW which has a high indigenous, elderly and under privileged population who otherwise would not have access to this calibre of care.