Dr Morne Terblanche graduated medical school in Pretoria, South Africa prior to completing specialist training in Anaesthetics at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg. He relocated to Australia in 2006, commencing in Bundaberg as an Area of Need Specialist in Anaesthetics, progressing to Director of Anaesthetics and ICU. Whilst here he received a Queensland Government Australia Day Medal for services to Telehealth; and the Anaesthetic Department received its first ever accreditation for specialist training.
In 2010 Dr Terblanche relocated to the Sunshine Coast and commenced at the Nambour General Hospital, where he worked as both Deputy Director and Director of the Anaesthetic Department. In 2012 he completed a Masters in Health Management from the University of New South Wales. Dr Terblanche is the co-author of several research papers, primarily focused on improving healthcare through evidence-based medicine.
Currently Dr Terblanche works across dual roles as both Senior Medical Officer Anaesthetics and Medical Lead, Safety and Quality at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. He is also co-chair of the Sunshine Coast HHS Clinical Council, Chair of the local Choosing Wisely Faculty, Co-chair of the State-wide Anaesthetic and Perioperative Network, sits on several other committees and is a Squadron Leader in the RAAF specialist reserves attached to 1 Expeditionary Health Squadron.