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Health board appoints new medical director

Dr Gilbert Ozuzu

NHS Shetland has appointed Dr Gilbert Ozuzu as it new medical director to provide professional advice and input to the board.

Dr Ozuzu, who has been employed as a consultant eye surgeon at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, will also be employed to further develop eye care services in the isles.

He replaces Dr Roger Diggle, who left his post as NHS Shetland’s medical director in April of this year to take up a new role in Wales.

NHS Shetland chief executive Ralph Roberts said the role of medical director was key to any board.

“Mr Ozuzu brings a range of leadership experience that will be extremely valuable to our work,” he said.

“I am also very pleased that Mr Ozuzu’s clinical input will support the work we are already progressing to treat many more of our eye patients in Shetland.”

Dr Ozuzu added: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve as Medical Director and to contribute to the fantastic work being done to further develop Eye Care Services in Shetland.

“My family and I are really looking forward to moving to Shetland and becoming members of this friendly and welcoming community.”