Carleton Place hospital welcomes new chief of emergency

Dr. Rob Suttie is the new chief of emergency at Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital. – Submitted photo

Dr. Rob Suttie has worked in both large and small hospitals and says Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) is the right fit for him. As chief of emergency, he says it’s all about the team.

“My experiences have made me appreciate working in smaller hospitals and I really like it,” he explains. “In Carleton Place, it is often one doctor and two nurses on staff at any given time, so who you work with is important. The nurses are amazing. We have a great team here, from the nurses to the lab and x-ray staff, to our family physicians.”

Dr. Suttie takes the helm as chief of emergency as construction on the new emergency department is underway. “It’s an exciting time in Carleton Place,” he says. “The new department will offer more treatment rooms, enhanced infection control standards and an improved experience for both walk-in patients and those arriving by ambulance.”

A love of solving puzzles fostered Dr. Suttie’s love of emergency medicine, and he says he loves the diagnostic process to help his patients. He earned his undergraduate degree in health sciences at the University of Ottawa (U of O) and his medical degree at the University of Dublin. He completed five years of specialty training in emergency medicine at U of O.

When not working, Dr. Suttie says family comes first. He has two young sons that keep him on his toes after busy shifts.

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