Remembering Pat Beausang

A memorial plaque was recently unveiled in the Lecture Theatre at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in honour of Dr Pat Beausang who died in intensive care on August 18th 2009 from leukaemia. Dr Beausang was a Consultant Physician in Ageing and Health and had worked in Forth Valley for nine years. He was described as a larger than life character with a lovely disposition which greatly endeared him to all those who worked work with him as well as those in his care during his time at NHS Forth Valley.

His family subsequently presented a watercolour to the Intensive Care Unit, which reflected his love of running up to Stirling Castle and along the Carse. Now a memorial plaque has been installed to record the names of the speakers who have given the Pat Beausang Memorial Lecture which has become an annual event.

His wife Cat Beausang said: “I’m really exciting its happening and people will get to see the legacy he left behind.” Her sister-in- law Hilary Beausang echoed her thoughts. “I thought people would have forgotten him but it’s so lovely they haven’t.”

Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, gave this year’s memorial lecture which focussed on Realistic Medicine and the need for patients to be more involved in decisions about their care and treatment.

Pictured: Cat Beausang and sister Hilary Beausang (left) are pictured together with Dr Catherine Calderwood, the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland who gave this year’s memorial lecture.