Conservatorium artistic director airlifted to Sydney
Central Coast Conservatorium artistic director Mr Patrick Brennan had an accident at his home in Phegans Bay on Saturday, May 16, which saw him airlifted to Sydney.
Paramedics treated Mr Brennan at the scene for a serious injury to his left hand.
He was transported to Rogers Park where he was airlifted by CareFlight to Royal North Shore Hospital for emergency surgery.
Conservatorium president Mr Peter Brandon said: "On Saturday, Patrick was working at home when he had an accident with a power tool.
"Following a successful surgery, Patrick is recovering in hospital receiving the best care available."
He said the organisation was in a strong position to continue business as usual until his return.
The Conservatorium's financial controller and second-in-charge, Mr Rod Bowman, would be acting chief executive while Mr Brennan recovered.
Mr Brandon said: "The Brennan family requests that no direct contact be made with them at this time.
"All messages and cards can be sent to the Conservatorium to be passed on to the Brennan family."
Mr Brandon described Mr Brennan as "a much-loved pillar of the Central Coast community both in his role as artistic director of the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music and as the director of many ensembles including the Central Coast Band, Central Coast Philharmonia Choir, Central Coast Opera, Conservatorium Premier Ensembles and a number of Sydney based ensembles".
Get well cards can be posted to the Central Coast Conservatorium at PO Box 1303, Gosford NSW 2250 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media release, 18 May 2020
Peter Brandon, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music