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Singing Raigmore doc is a hit on the internet


By Federica Stefani


AN Inverness singing doctor is going viral on the web.

Dr Ryan Coetzee was filmed by the parent of a young patient singing Nat King Cole's Unforgettable while taking her blood to calm her, with the video hitting over 212,000 views on social media when it was shared.

Dr Ryan Coetzee of the Raigmore Hospital children's unit was a big hit onlne after a video of him singing to one of his baby patients went viral..Dr Ryan Coetzee singing to baby Gracey Wemyss and her mum, Shannon Wemyss..Picture: James MacKenzie..
Dr Ryan Coetzee of the Raigmore Hospital children's unit was a big hit onlne after a video of him singing to one of his baby patients went viral..Dr Ryan Coetzee singing to baby Gracey Wemyss and her mum, Shannon Wemyss..Picture: James MacKenzie..

The doctor, based in the Paediatrics Department of Inverness' Raigmore Hospital, since August, has always sung and is trained in classical singing.

He said: “Singing to the patients has always been something I have done. It’s a natural thing for me to sing and when you work in paediatrics its fun to be silly and make the kids laugh.

“It has been getting a lot of attention and I am now being asked if I am the ‘singing doctor’ but if it works for the patients then I’m happy.”

Iona McGauran, Lead Nurse at Raigmore Hospital, said: “It’s been great to see the reaction this video has had. Ryan was just doing what came naturally to keep his patient calm but it was a lovely video to see and the feedback from patients and their families has been fantastic to hear.

"He may start getting requests!”

Watch the video on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/shannonwemyssx/videos/2722911977773134/



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