Published: Monday, August 6th, 2012

National Hospital shows commitment to patient care




The Golden Jubilee National Hospital will shortly be welcoming three new full-time Consultants to enhance the specialties it provides.


Dr Andrew Sinclair, Professor Nawwar Al-Attar and Dr Colum Owens will take up their respective posts as Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon (Transplantation) and Consultant Cardiologist (Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service) over the next few months.


The Board that runs the Golden Jubilee ratified the appointments at their public Board meeting on 21 June 2012. The trio were all unanimously recommended by the Appointment Panels for the posts


Alistair Flowerdew, Medical Director for the Golden Jubilee, commented: “Appointing these three excellent Consultants enhances our ability to deliver the best care possible to patients.


“We are proud to announce investment in additional medical staff that support our national services for heart transplantation and patients with congenital heart problems. It shows our commitment to augmenting our Scotland-wide service for these patients.”


Dr Andrew Sinclair


Dr Sinclair is currently a Specialty Registrar in Anaesthesia in the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow. Dr Sinclair undertook his specialist training in anaesthesia in the west ofScotland, including a period at the Golden Jubilee. He will join the Golden Jubilee as a Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist.


Professor Nawwar Al-Attar


Professor Al-Attar has been working as a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon in Hopital Bichat Claude-Bernard in Parissince 2005.  Prior to that Professor Al-Attar was an Associate Surgeon in adult and paediatric cardiac surgery in Centre Chirurgical Marie Lannelongue in France. He will join the Golden Jubilee as a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon (Transplantation).


Dr Colum Owens


Dr Owens has worked at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital as a Locum Cardiologist since August 2011.  Prior to this Dr Owens worked as a Congenital Fellow in McGillUniversityin Canada. He becomes our new Consultant Cardiologist for the Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service.

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