Scottish Government appoints KidsOR CEO for review
Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Gregor Smith, has commissioned a review of the standards required for donations of medical equipment to low-resourced countries as charities and aid organisations prepare to respond to a post-pandemic world to ensure we are at the forefront of best practise.
Scotland’s health expertise supports care for patients around the world. I have asked a small working group to review guidelines for donating medical equipment to low-resource countries to ensure we are at the forefront of best practise.
Doctor Gregor Smith, Chief Medical Officer of Scotland
This newly appointed working group will be chaired by our very own chief executive David Cunningham and is currently seeking opinions and views from diverse organisations currently donating and receiving medical equipment: “We recognise the real potential for tremendous benefit but also unintended harm that can result from the donation of medical equipment” - David Cunningham. The working group will propose a new framework for medical donations in the autumn.
We aim to create a framework to support anyone wishing to donate equipment to a hospital in a low-resource setting, helping ensure that, especially as the pandemic moves behind us, Scotland can continue to support our friends and partners around the world in the safest way possible.
KidsOR CEO David Cunningham
Any organisations, whether they donate or receive medical equipment, wishing to contribute to this review can do so by filling in the appropriate survey.