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Another Obstetrician Resigns At Caithness Maternity

12th December 2003

Nigel Hobson, Director of Quality and Nursing, confirmed a report by the BBC today:

"I regret to confirm that I have just been informed that Dr Harry Olorunda, Consultant Obstetrician in Caithness General Hospital, has now accepted a job at another hospital. We have not yet, however, formally received Dr Olorunda 's resignation, but would expect this in due course.

This news, in addition to the impending departure of Dr Pranab Sarkar, comes at a particular time, which clearly underlines the urgent need for a robust plan for the way ahead for maternity services in Caithness.

It may be some time before we are in receipt of Professor Calder's report, but I give my assurance that we will do everything in our power to support the current service, until such time that we have clear advice for the best way of delivering a sustainable future service."

 

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