NRI Dr. Jaspal Kooner Professor
named 'Hospital Doctor of the Year'
London, March 30, 2005
Professor of Cardiology, Jaspal Singh Kooner has been
awarded 'Hospital Doctor of the Year' and his cardiology
team has separately been named as 'Hospital Cardiology
Team of the Year' at the prestigious Hospital Doctor
Professor Kooner works for Imperial College's National
Heart and Lung Institute and is based at Ealing Hospital.
He said, "I am absolutely thrilled for our team.
To be separately awarded the Hospital Doctor of the
Year was really quite unexpected.
"National recognition of our achievements by
our peers is very special. We have worked tirelessly
to establish a first class clinical service for our
patients and will continue to build on these strengths
to fight heart disease in the community."
Some of the department's achievements so far include:
- A cardiology team that provides state-of-the-art
non-invasive, invasive and interventional services
to its local population, and is engaged in world-class
clinical research, in a busy district general hospital.
- Development of unique service models in community-wide
coronary risk prevention; primary care-led rapid access
chest pain clinic; acute chest pain evaluation unit;
dietary intervention in families of CHD patients;
bespoke heart failure service; on-site cardiac catheterisation;
and nationally acclaimed echocardiology courses.
- Patient participation in service development and
service delivery, providing a co-operative and integrated
approach to clinical care.
- Priority to teaching and training at undergraduate,
postgraduate, nurse and clinical psychologist levels.
The team continues to raise substantial non-NHS funding,
to help develop both clinical and research facilities
in the Cardiology department.
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