Keeping Team Healthy is Top Priority - Medical Staff Announced

April 29, 2009

Following the appointment of the General Team Management in February this year, Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) announced today the medical team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi which will comprise six doctors and 10 physiotherapists.

The Scottish team will be supported by one of the most experienced groups of sports medicine doctors and sports physiotherapists in the UK, providing valuable pre-Games support and advice as well as immediate medical care in Delhi.

The team of doctors have extensive experience including supporting teams at three previous Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games holding camps, Winter Olympic Games as well as Youth Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympic Festivals. The whole medical team regularly work with sports governing bodies across the UK including the SFA and the SRU, delivering medical care at the highest level of international sport. The majority of those appointed are also closely associated with the sportscotland Institute of Sport in Stirling and the Area Institute network around Scotland.

Over the coming months the medical team, led by Dr Niall Elliott, Head of Medical Services, will be linking closely with the athletes and coaching staff of the sports competing at Delhi 2010 to develop their plans. The first full gathering of the healthcare professionals will take place shortly after the April 2009 site visit to Delhi.

Announcing the team staff, Jon Doig CGS Chief Executive and Chef de Mission for 2010 said: “We were extremely impressed with the number and quality of applicants for these posts. We had a difficult job, but we are confident we have selected the best all round medical and physiotherapy staff which will be able to meet the needs of the team, in what will be a new and challenging environment for many of our athletes and staff.

“Without question, keeping the team healthy will be a critical success factor in Delhi as it is for every Games.”

Head Doctor/ Head of Medical Services
Dr Niall Elliott – Dundee

Team Doctors
Dr Catriona Boyle – Cumbria
Dr Jane Dunbar – Dunblane
Dr John Maclean – Glasgow
Dr Alastair Nicol – West Lothian
Dr David Pugh – Blanefield

Head Physiotherapist/ Deputy Head of Medical Services
Lindsay Thomson – East Linton

Maggie Bush – Stirling
Fiona Cameron – Dunfermline
Lesley Dawson – Alva
Maggie Hendry – Dundee
Sandi Lyall – Edinburgh
Neil Maclean- Martin – France/ Glasgow
Stephen Mutch – Edinburgh
Luke Smith – Lytham St Annes
Karen Young – Aberdeen

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