I am a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist who was appointed to the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital in 2000. I qualified from Aberdeen University Medical School in 1989 and trained in Aberdeen, Manchester, Liverpool and Melbourne. My surgical interests are in continence management, neuropathic bladder and minimal access surgery.
I am a strong advocate for delivery of healthcare as close to home as possible and have personally delivered outreach services in Inverness, Dundee and Shetland. I also have a passionate interest in Patient Safety and am clinical lead for the internationally regarded Scottish Paediatric Patient Safety Programme.
I am an enthusiastic supporter of the BB’s and have had these delivered to several children I look after. I also helped expand the Buttony range to cover various 'ostomies' including bespoke ones for children. I have known Buttony’s big sister and mother for many years and star in a world famous video about the anatomical apron BBS filmed by Big Sis….
My current career highlight was being asked to join The Proclaimers in welcoming the ARCHIE Marchers into Belladrum Tartan Heart Music Festival live on the main stage but I am is looking forward to topping that at the next 'A Bear Named Buttony' lunch!!
A Buttony Bear can make a huge difference to a child with a stoma. It does make a child feel different and having teddy that they can relate to can make the process of acceptance much easier.