Thanking Ed Scull after 48 years of service

June 23, 2017

EMHS Area Director of Health Technology Management Ed Scull will be retiring today – Friday 23 June – after more than 48 years of dedicated service to Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) and its area wide services.

Photo of Ed Scull sitting at his deskStarting his career as a biomedical engineer at RPH’s Department of Medical Physics in 1969, Ed has played an integral role in the development of the service the department now provides.

Ed said he has enjoyed being part of a team that has grown to deliver such a unique service to numerous WA hospitals.

“Our department has a strong emphasis on clinical support to the clinicians, which has a real and tangible benefit to patient outcomes,” Ed said.

“This ranges from providing advice about certain technology, to designing custom made items for patients.”

From 2002 – 2012 Ed was the Medical Engineering and Physics Head of Department. He then took on the Area Director role for South Metropolitan Health Service, and now East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS).

Ed’s dedication to bioengineering was acknowledged in 2009 when he was awarded Order of Australia for service to biomedical engineering and associated professional associations. He has longstanding affiliations with the College of Biomedical Engineers Australia and is an honorary fellow of Engineers Australia.

EMHS and RPH thank Ed for his long and dedicated service, and wish him all the best for his retirement.