Dr J F (Fred) Leditschke was appointed as Associate Professor to the University Department at the Royal Children’s hospital, Brisbane in 1967. He was an excellent Paediatric Surgeon and soon made his mark at the hospital. As the Burns Service developed he became very involved. When the Burns Unit was established Fred was a pivotal part. As the unit developed further, he played a great part not only in the a clinical sense, but also in developing the whole keen atmosphere and social feeling of the unit. He regularly attended ISBI and ANZBA meetings
Fred was awarded an AM for his services to surgery and the treatment of Burns injuries. With the closure of the RCH and the transfer of the Stuart Pegg Paediatric Burns Service to the new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, the unit was renamed the Pegg/Leditschke Children’s Burn Centre.
Fred is a current ANZBA Honorary Member.