St Helena : St Helena Medical Officer for Health & Social Welfare Directorate
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 13.08.2011 (Article Archived on 27.08.2011)
Dr Solomon Lebese has recently been appointed as Medical Officer - Anaesthetics to work within the Health & Social Welfare Directorate on a two year contract
Medical Officer for Health & Social Welfare Directorate
Dr Solomon Lebese has recently been appointed as Medical Officer - Anaesthetics to work within the Health & Social Welfare Directorate on a two year contract.
Dr Solomon is no stranger to St Helena and worked on the Island from 2006 to 2008. After leaving St. Helena in 2008 he was employed by the Gauteng Department of Health in South Africa and in the Wits University circuit as a Registrar in anaesthetics.
Just before returning to St. Helena, Dr Solomon was employed by the Health Services Executive North-West and part of the North-West Training Scheme in the Republic of Ireland where he underwent specialist training in Anaesthetics.
Dr Solomon is native South African, who grew up and studied in the United States. He is a qualified medical doctor who holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and a post graduate diploma in Anaesthetics Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. Dr Solomon commenced his post graduate anaesthesiology studies and experience while employed by the South African Department Of Defence and held the rank of Captain and was stationed at 1 Military Hospital where he was a Medical Officer in the Department of Anaesthetics. Dr Solomon has also worked in the Intensive Care Unit of that hospital.
Dr Solomon said:
“I have been engaged in various forms of employment and other activities and live by the ‘batho pele’ (people first) philosophy driven by service to mankind and the Divine. I have interests in clinical medical practice (anaesthesiology & critical care). I am an avid reader, lover of religion and philosophy and enjoy outdoor activities.
“I am recently married and am joined by my wife
Sarah and two cats Spicy and Freckles.”
Health and Social Welfare Directorate
10th August 2011