Friday, March 04, 2016

Staff at work

One of the great pleasures of being ex-CEO of a hospital is to visit other places around the world and see the staff in action.  Whatever you might have heard about the stresses and problems faced by doctors and nurses and others, there remains an underlying sense of purpose and commitment that often shines through.

Here's a example, from the theatre in which young patients at Royal Children's Hospital receive lumbar punctures and bone marrow tests to receive chemotherapy and/or to assess their progress with regard to leukemia treatments.  I offer the explanation totally in pictures, which pretty well tell the story.  The only one warranting a bit of explanation is the one showing Steve, the anaesthesia technician, driving a small toy car as the patient enters the room--to distract and engage the child!

1 comment:

stacey said...

A theory about what contributes to not feeling like part of a community in the US:

I think you will find that in the older cities, that were primarily developed prior to the widespread us of the automobile (NYC, Boston etc...) there is more of a community feel, than to sunbelt and other US cities that greatly expanded Post WWII, and were developed with the auto in mind little to no mass transit and very fewsidewalks..