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Highland Life / News / NHS Highland / NHS Highland is pleased to announce the appointment of two consultant anaesthetists for Caithness General Hospital in Wick.

NHS Highland is pleased to announce the appointment of two consultant anaesthetists for Caithness General Hospital in Wick.

Issued: 9 Sep 2010

Dr Sunil Kumar took up post of Consultant Anaesthetist at Caithness General Hospital on Monday 6 September 2010.

He said: “I am extremely happy to join Caithness General Hospital and to move to this area of unspoilt natural beauty. I did my post graduation and training in Anaesthesia from India and after that I worked as a Consultant Anaesthetist for 5 years. Previously I worked as a Locum Consultant Anaesthetist in NHS in England, with special interest in obstetric (maternity), regional anaesthesia, orthopaedics and trauma.

“I move with my wife and daughter, and am pleased to come to Caithness and contribute to a high quality service to the people who live here.”

Dr Danuta Solanska, a specialist in Anaesthesia and Intensive Therapy, took up post of Consultant Anaesthetist at Caithness General Hospital on Tuesday 7 September 2010.

Dr Solanska, has 17 years of experience at consultant posts in Poland, Malta, and in the UK. He has already worked at Caithness General Hospital in the years 2005-06.

He said: “The locum consultant post I held in Wick gave me the great satisfaction of working in a small but demanding rural general hospital and of living in unspoilt countryside. This influenced my decision of returning to Caithness after three years of permanent employment in the Orthopaedic NHS Treatment Centre in Sussex. Although I have an expertise in all the subspecialties of anaesthesia, I am particularly interested in general surgery, orthopaedics, day surgery, gynaecology, obstetrics, preoperative assessment and intensive therapy.

“I look forward to joining the friendly hospital staff and the Caithness community, and I hope that my experience will be of value to patients.”

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