Published: Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Golden Jubilee Consultant nominated for top doc award



The finalists have been revealed for the Scottish Health Awards (SHA) 2013 with leading Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital (GJNH), Andrew Kinninmonth, being shortlisted for the prestigious Doctors Award.  


The Doctors Award is open to GP’s, consultants, doctors and dentists acrossScotland. Nominations come directly from patients and/or colleagues who want to recognise outstanding dedication and treatment; Mr Kinninmonth is one of only three doctors to have made the shortlist in this category.


Commenting on the nomination, Andrew Kinninmonth said: “It’s an incredible honour to be nominated in this years SHA’s. Our orthopaedic department is extremely busy and the entire team works tirelessly to ensure we provide the highest standard of care possible to everyone who stays in our hospital. To be personally acknowledged, in what is no doubt a team effort, by patients and colleagues is both very rewarding and humbling.”


Andrew Kinninmonthwas the first, full time, Orthopaedic Surgeon appointed by the GJNH in 2003 and played a leading role in establishing the hospital’s Orthopaedic service. Now the biggest elective arthroplasty centre in Scotland and recognised as a Centre of Excellence in Arthroplasty, the service has recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary and has performed over 22,000 orthopaedic procedures in this time, accounting for 15% of all hip and knee replacements in Scotland.


The Scottish Health Awards take place on November 7, hosted by comedian Fred MacAulay, at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh. Awards will be distributed across 16 categories.


The Orthopaedic Department at the GJNH has recently expanded to accommodate an additional 300 procedures a year. With demand for lower arthroplasty increasing across Scotland, expansion in this speciality is set to continue.


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