We are extremely honoured and delighted to announce that Dr David Crossland MB ChB MRCPCH is now our official patron.
Dr. David Crossland is a Consultant Paediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiologist at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.
His training in congenital cardiology was at the Freeman Hospital with a year's sabbatical in Melbourne Children's Hospital. He was appointed as consultant in 2008 with the majority of his work in the catheter lab and is clinical lead for Newcastle's congenital interventional service.
He also has a major interest in the assessment of adults and children with congenital heart disease for heart transplant as well as alternative conventional surgery and mechanical support.
As part of the program carrying out the majority of transplants for patients with congenital heart disease in the UK he has been active in trying insure there is adequate provision for services for congenital heart disease patients with heart failure.
He has recently negotiated a change in the urgent heart transplant listing criteria for adults with congenital heart disease to allow more equitable access to donor organs for single ventricle patients.
We appreciate his generous commitment and we know Jason would of be thrilled that he has taken this role within the charity.