Ko Awatea’s latest clinical fellow Dr Lindsay Reid will focus on how acute and general medicine is delivered at Middlemore Hospital.
Dr Reid, from Edinburgh, is a registered doctor and a trainee in acute and general medicine. She completed a research degree looking at the way acute medical care is delivered in Scotland, working with organisations including the Scottish Government, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh.
She has also worked with the Scottish Patient Safety Programme run by Health Improvement Scotland.
While on a six-month fellowship to Ko Awatea, Dr Reid will undertake a medical registrar role in conjunction to working with local teams on an improvement project on patient safety and patient flow in Middlemore Hospital.
Having only been at Ko Awatea a week, Dr Reid is already impressed by the scope of work undertaken, as well as the enthusiasm among the teams.
“Everyone seems very motivated and I think that the environment is very conducive to learning and doing – it feels good.”
Dr Reid says the biggest surprise of her time in New Zealand so far has been the ethnic diversity of the population at CM Health, and she is looking forward to gaining experience in caring for such a heterogeneous community.