Medical director retiring

Dr Ross Cameron
Dr Ross Cameron

ONE of NHS Borders’ most senior board members is to retire, writes Kenny Paterson.

Dr Ross Cameron steps down in June from his role as medical director, after nine years in the post.

The Glasgow University graduate has played a prominent part in the Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal, which is £600,000 away from securing the £4.5million needed for the new Borders General Hospital specialist palliative care facility.

Dr Cameron started his career in general practice in Hawick in 1983, and worked in the town as GP principal until 2003.

During that time he served on the area medical, GP sub and Local medical committees.

Dr Cameron was also chair of the Borders Local Health Care Co-operatives from 1999 to 2002, and after a year as acting medical director with the Borders Primary Care Trust, took on the role at NHS Borders on a permanent basis in 2003.

NHS Borders is advertising for Dr Cameron’s replacement, witha salary of £89,000 to £100,000.

The new medical director is expected to be named next month.