March 11, 2011 10.48 am This story is over 151 months old

Plans to speed up city hospital admissions

Specialist: Senaka Rajapakse is the new Consultant Physician to the Emergency Assessment Unit at the Lincoln hospital.

A new specialist consultant with an extended interest in acute medicine and tropical infectious disease will treat patients at Lincoln County Hospital.

Professor Senaka Rajapakse has been appointed the position of Consultant Physician to the Emergency Assessment Unit at the hospital.

His main objective is to develop rapid access to specialist medical services, thus reducing unnecessary admissions to hospital, while maintaining high standards of care to patients.

Rajapakse said: “Together with my colleagues, I hope to introduce more processes to streamline the way in which the department operates.”

Rajapakse has managerial experience after being head of the department of clinical medicine at the University of Colombo and intends to use this knowledge to improve the efficiency of the Emergency Assessment Unit at Lincoln County.

The professor is also passionate about medical education and e-learning in particular and aims to incorporate this to further the training available to junior staff members.

A Professor in Clinical Medicine from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, he has published over 45 papers in peer reviewed journals.

He trained as a specialist in general internal medicine in Sri Lanka and Singapore between 1997 and 2003 and continues to hold a professorial affiliation with the University of Columbo.

Rajapakse has also worked elsewhere in the UK briefly at Kings Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield as a Consultant Physician before arriving at Lincoln County Hospital.

Source: ULHT