Farewell, Kate Granger

Tessa, Ben, Henry and I want to formally express our deep sadness at the recent passing of Dr Kate Granger.   There may be many of you who have never heard of her name but will be aware of the profound impact she has had on the culture of medicine and will have in years to…

Sean M. Fox, part 2

The Paediatric Emergency Department is a relatively unique area in medicine as the registrar workforce usually comes from one of two backgrounds: Emergency or Paediatrics. Consequently, we strive to have the optimal combination of both specialties – The Sweet Spot. The two groups come with a very different skillset and approach to medical care. In some…

Sean M. Fox, part 1

The Paediatric Emergency Department is a relatively unique area in medicine as the registrar workforce usually comes from one of two backgrounds: Emergency or Paediatrics. Consequently, we strive to have the optimal combination of both specialties – The Sweet Spot. The two groups come with a very different skillset and approach to medical care. In some…

Handover

It’s 5pm and as the paediatric registrar, you are handing over your patients to the evening team. As you are talking, you look at the team. Their eyes are glazed and they are staring into the middle distance. Was it something you said? There are over 30 different types of cognitive decisions to respond, but…