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Aidan McNamara – emergency department consultant

Aidan is an experienced and highly respected consultant who has worked at the Trust for 20 years.

He joined us in 1998 after training and qualifying in Dublin. A former clinical director at the Trust, he mainly works at Heartlands Hospital but also works at Good Hope Hospital’s emergency unit and the Minor Injuries Unit at Solihull

He lives in the countryside just a 25 minute drive from work. He is married with grown up children.

He says that one of the reasons he has stayed so long is the people he works with and “the fact you are always developing, always learning new skills”.

“Every day is different, every day is challenging, but every day is interesting and  you are continually learning and developing. That’s one of the most important things for any doctor  – rather  than staying still  you are developing new skills, new knowledge and new ways of looking at things.”

“I think we have reputation for supporting people  who come here to develop and really make the most out of themselves. We encourage them to follow areas of particular interest, and nurture and  develop those skills whether the interest of somebody  is in education, resuscitation, trauma management, the older patient or paediatrics. We have opportunities for people in all of these domains and many others.”

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