Consultant’s farewell to hospital

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A SCARBOROUGH Hospital consultant bid a fond farewell to friends and staff at Scarborough Hospital before he officially retires this month.

Dr Rajit Perera had become a familiar face to many people after working with Scarborough’s elderly population for so long as a Consultant in the Care of the Elderly Department and was applauded by friends and staff who gathered at the hospital to say goodbye.

Dr Perera said: “After the Trust was formed in 1992, I and another Consultant were appointed as Geriatricians to develop services in the care of the elderly.

As part of my role I provided Syncope/TIA services as well as organising the teaching of medical students from Hull York Medical School.”

Despite his retirement, Dr Perera explained that the department has many plans, including the development of Community Geriatrics and its Orthogeriatric Liaison Service.

As well as continuing to develop the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit/Services and specialist clinics for falls, Parkinson’s disease, TIA, Syncope and dizziness.

It also hopes to be able to offer a visiting service to local Residential Homes and will continue to work closely with the Elderly Mental Health Services.