Man of Action

Described by colleagues as ‘a man of action and many interests’, Consultant Paediatrician John Schulga celebrated his retirement after 20 years with NHS Forth Valley. He is pictured with his retirement cake, decorated with tools of the trade including scissors and stethoscope.

Aside from his duties in General Paediatrics and Neonatal medicine, John has led children’s services for Diabetes and Endocrinology through rapidly changing times and growing demands. He developed a team of specialist doctors, nurses and dieticians, establishing the insulin pump service and growth clinics. He was Clinical Lead for paediatrics for several years and recently the President of the Scottish Paediatric Endocrine Group.

John always had a project on the go. For many years he travelled to Mozambique to provide supplies and training to a remote hospital in Pebane and undertook several long distance cycle rides to raise money for this charitable venture.

John’s colleagues would like to wish John and his wife Alison, who worked in community paediatrics, their very best wishes for the next project and a long and happy retirement.