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New RCEM Wales Vice President begins term

26 November 2020

Dr Suresh Pillai has officially taken up the post of Vice President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (Wales).

Dr Pillai, a Consultant in Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine at Morriston Hospital Swansea, has officially taken up the role today, after securing the nomination for Vice Chair last year. He replaces the outgoing Vice President Dr Jo Mower, who is sadly moving on from post.

Dr Pillai said “I would like to thank Jo for all her hard work in representing our specialty, especially the work she has done with the new experimental measures, which I hope will help adequately capture the patient journey through the Emergency Department.”

“As I begin my tenure I would like to outline my main areas of focus; I want to increase engagement with our members and fellows in Wales. It will be my priority to improve channels of communication between the College and the Welsh membership.”

“As we learn to manage the coronavirus in the community along with crowding in our Emergency Departments, I hope to raise awareness of the damaging consequences of crowding, and lobby for increased staffing and resources to help us appropriately manage demand.”

The College is delighted to welcome Dr Pillai and wishes him every success in his new role.

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