Always spotted with a cup of coffee on his desk, staff decided that a perfect retirement gift for NHS Forth Valley’s Lead Cancer Clinician Dr Stan Wright would be a fancy coffee maker, which he received along with two sets of gift vouchers.
Stan Wright took up his first post in NHS Forth Valley in 1989 as Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary. He had previously been a Senior Registrar at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.
In 2005, he transferred to Stirling Royal Infirmary and subsequently to Forth Valley Royal Hospital. In 2012 he was elected President of the Scottish Thoracic Society.
A keen sportsman, Dr Wright played rugby for Ulster Schoolboys and the Ulster Senior League. He also enjoys walking and cycles most weekends. He now hopes to spend time with his new granddaughter Isla and was also bound for a holiday in Canada where one of his daughters is working.
Stan is pictured with a retirement cake reflecting his love of hills – an inspiring confection of peaks of icing complete with a skier with a stethoscope around his neck! This was presented to him at his final Cancer Board meeting.