Meet Dr. Justice Arthur:
While growing up in Ghana, Dr. Justice Arthur, Obstetrician Gynecologist and Clinical Chief for the Burin Peninsula looked up to his uncle who was a community physician.
“I used to admire his healthcare work and the results he achieved,” he said.
Dr. Arthur chose to enroll at the University of Ghana in Accra, in the Medical school. After graduation he worked in different districts of Ghana for one year. He then moved to Liberia where he set up a general practice for three years.
Wanting to further his career, Dr. Arthur moved to the U.K. to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology.
He stayed in the United Kingdom for 16 years, working in various regions and he also took some time off to obtain a LLB Law degree and a Health Care Management diploma.
In 1999, he moved to Newfoundland. He said that a change of scenery was just what he ordered.
“I had been working in highly populated areas for a number of years. The chance to work in a rural setting was different. It was attractive,” he said.
He was hired to work in Burin hospital as a staff OBGYN, but it was during tenure as Chief of Staff that he experienced his most memorable moment so far.
“When I first became Chief of Staff, we decided we needed a CT scanner. So, we got a community group together to raise the funds and convinced the government we needed it,” Dr. Arthur said.
Throughout his career, Dr. Arthur has had a firm belief that teamwork plays a vital role in Health Care.
“Through teamwork we are able to improve the lives of a number of people,” he said.
Dr. Arthur feels that teamwork and respect are vital to any working group, and his dedication to the health of his patients makes it clear to see that he is Living the Values at Eastern Health.