Hundreds of junior doctors join Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill

Hundreds of new junior doctors started work at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital today.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust welcomed about 400 newly-qualified doctors starting their first jobs and trainee doctors, some of them returning to Hull for the next stage of their training.

The trust held inductions at the Medical Education Centre at Hull Royal infirmary today to mark the annual event, taking place every year on August 1, when junior doctors “rotate” to different organisations as part of their education.

Welcoming the junior doctors to the organisation, interim Chief Medical Officer Dr Makani Purva said “You have a great experience waiting for you here.

“We are a forward-thinking and very supporting organisation.

“Care, honesty and accountability are our three values and we live up to those values.

“We hope those values will support you in having an excellent experience with us.”

Dr Audrey Fox is joining the trust as a Specialist Trainee in her fifth year (ST5) in emergency medicine after working in Scarborough.

She has worked in Hull Royal Infirmary’s emergency department twice before, between May 2012 and August 2013 as a clinical fellow in accident and emergency and again in 2016 as part of her training in paediatric emergency medicine.

Hull is a regional Major Trauma Centre, where doctors are involved in saving the lives of patients with severe injuries from all over Yorkshire every day.

Dr Fox said: “You see major traumas and really poorly patients here, more than you would see in other smaller hospitals.

“You get a different kind of experience here and I’m very keen to see what it’s like as a more senior doctor.”

Dr Meenu Mohan is joining the trust’s obstetrics and gynaecology team as a Specialist Trainee in her first year and will work at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital.

She trained in India before coming to the UK in 2016 to further her education, working as a senior house officer in Winchester before apply to come to Hull.

Dr Mohan said: “The training in the UK is so much better than in India and I’ve heard great things about this hospital and the training you receive.

“I’m looking forward to it.”

Dr Adnan Ahmed and Dr Chin Soo will join the cardiology team at Castle Hill Hospital as Specialist Trainees in their third year. Both worked as cardiologists at the Royal Preston Hospital before coming to Hull.

Dr Ahmed, who qualified in Pakistan before coming to work in Lancashire before moving to Hull, said: “I’ve heard a lot of positive things about Castle Hill Hospital and the work they do in cardiology so it’s really good to be here.”

Dr Soo, who qualified as a doctor at the University of Edinburgh, said: “Yorkshire is a very beautiful place and I knew about Hull as City of Culture so it’s a really nice area to live and work. ”