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Annabelle Mondon-Ballantyne (E 2009)

Annabelle Mondon-Ballantyne (E 2009) shares her recent work as a medical registrar...
Photo by Valeria Boltneva
Photo by Valeria Boltneva
"I have been working as a medical registrar supporting patients who have been admitted with COVID-19 as well as other acute medical conditions requiring hospital admission (unfortunately heart attacks and other medical emergencies continue to happen despite an international pandemic!).
 
However difficult the current situation is both on a personal and professional level, I have been touched by the support from the public and am amazed by the way all the medical professionals (nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists to name a few) have come together for a common goal.  A particular shout out needs to go out to our newly qualified ‘Interim Foundation Year 1 Doctors’ who graduated virtually, missed out on their elective and started work as new doctors during a crisis and have adapted so incredibly well to it!
 
I have been lucky to have the opportunity to escape the acute hospital setting at various points throughout the pandemic to do academic work for an MSc in Palliative Care which has certainly been a reprieve from clinical stresses.  My research into ‘virtual consultations’ within palliative care has been timely and I look forward to see how healthcare continues to utilise technology in the coming years and the positive impact this will hopefully have on patient care in the future."
 

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