Jun 27 2012 by Hannah Bewley, Harrow Observer
A HARROW doctor has been chosen to work as a medic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Professor Stephen Chadwick, a consultant surgeon at the BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital in Sudbury Hill, Harrow, was selected as a field of play recovery medic at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
He will join a team which provides acute cover for athletes at the equestrian events in Greenwich Park.
The clinical lead for general surgery at the hospital said: “It is a fantastic honour to be selected for this position at what will be the biggest equestrian sporting event ever witnessed in London.
“My team and I are confident that should something happen we will be able to respond quickly and put into practice our years of rigorous medical training. Obviously, we hope that all the athletes have a safe and injury free games but should the worst happen they can feel confident that they will have access to the highest standards of medical care.”
Prof Chadwick practices at BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital and in the NHS at St Mark’s Hospital in Watford Road, Harrow, and his research and publications include host defence mechanisms in colorectal surgery for malignancy, managing anorectal disease, gall bladder disease and laparoscopic hernia repair in sportsmen.
In 2008, he led a team of British doctors to Hong Kong to help local medics prepare to provide cover for the equestrian events at the Beijing Olympics.
Speaking on Professor Chadwick’s appointment, Jan Hale The Clementine Churchill Hospital’s executive director said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Professor Chadwick has been selected for this position at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“His work at The Clementine Churchill Hospital is inspiring and we hope that in this Olympic year he will help more young people to take up a career in the field of medicine.”