A SIMPLE SOLUTION TO OUR LEAKING SHIP!

Last week I reported on a water leak issue that had damaged the carpets in our brand new medical premises. Well, since then I have learned many things about water leaks! The cause and solution maybe very simple but they can also

WANDERING THE TEMPLE TOWNS OF SOUTH INDIA

Twenty years ago, I took a year off from medicine to wander around India. In particular I was interested in visiting the holy places that have been places of worship and prayer for thousands of years. Without much agenda apart from meditation,

A GOOD ANAESTHETIST IS LIKE A TOP CRICKET UMPIRE

The anaesthetist is sometimes an unsung hero of the surgical team. It would be near impossible for us surgeons to do our work without them. There are many subtle qualities of a good anaesthetist and I’m fortunate to have some great ones

BEING THROWN IN THE DEEP END OF SURGICAL TRAINING

I recall when I was a surgical trainee being thrown into situations in which I felt completely out of my depth. It was my very first day as a general surgical registrar in 2001 when I received a call from the emergency department

HOW TO BRING LIFE TO YOUR WORK

It has been an observation of mine, that patients value their doctor’s genuine care as much as they do their clinical acumen or surgical expertise. Care is something that you wear on your sleeve. When you don’t care about what you do or who

FIND A COMMUNITY MARKET

Over the weekend we stumbled upon a little community market in Bentleigh which is one of the suburbs of Melbourne. It was a small but quaint market with a number of traders operating out of the back of their cars with stalls
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