The Sir John Ramsay Award is a major activity of the Rotary Club of Launceston awarded to recognise the ‘Pursuit of Excellence’ in the field of health care.
This prestigious award is in honour of Sir John Ramsay who was the foundation president of the club in 1924. Sir John was a noted surgeon who became a significant figure in the local, state and national arenas. He served with distinction on the boards of Red Cross, Crippled Childrens association, Tasmanian Aero Club, The Launceston Club, Royal Automobile Club and many more. He designed and built St Margarets Hospital, later to become St Vincents Hospital, before becoming the Superintendent of the Launceston General Hospital. An extraordinary man by any measure Sir John was also a noted cricketer who represented Tasmania. The Rotary Club of Launceston is proud of the connection we have with this pioneer and visionary who lead by example.