Vale Dr John MF Grant, AO, OBE 14, August 1922 – 10 November 2013
Jan 22, 2014
Mt Wilga Private Hospital mourns the loss of one of the founders of the Australian Paralympic movement and a dear friend of Mt Wilga’s, Dr John Grant, who passed away at the age of 91.
John Grant was a skilled and pioneering neurosurgeon, a wise counsel and a deeply compassionate humanitarian.
He was involved with Mt Wilga from the Hospital’s early days, through his work with spinal cord injury patients and more recently in an advisory capacity up until his death.
John Grant’s passion for spinal cord injury care and innovative rehabilitation techniques led him to dedicate his time to sporting activities at the highest level for disabled individuals. This ultimately gave rise to his Presidency of the Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee, whereby he oversaw the planning and delivery of the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.
John Grant’s involvement was acknowledged internationally and was followed by much recognition and awards for his contribution to medicine and disabled sports.
Mt Wilga and Ramsay Health Care are proud and humbled to have known John Grant and we are extremely grateful for the contribution he made to the development of our Hospital.
Our thoughts are with John’s wife Enid and his family. He is sadly missed by all of us at Mt Wilga Private Hospital.
Vale Dr John MacDonald Falconar Grant