Dr Priya Abrol is training to be a GP and, as part of her rotation, she has just completed six months of Palliative Care in Michael Sobell Hospice.
She started at the Hospice, literally two weeks after it reopened in January, and has played an exceptional role in helping the care to get underway with all the right processes in place. Almost as soon as Priya started, the pandemic hit the UK and she was part of the steep learning curve that we all had to go through at the Hospice.
Feedback from staff and patients told us that Priya was compassionate, gentle and expert! She will be a hard act to follow and we wish her well in her next post in Paediatrics. She said the following about her time at Michael Sobell Hospice: “I have loved every minute and learnt so much. It has been great to see the team grow and to be part of that and I think that every single doctor and healthcare professional should spend some time in Palliative Care. It is an essential part of medicine and I will miss the team but I’m not disappearing completely as I hope to stay on the weekend rota!”
A selection of your lovely messages for Priya sent to our Facebook page:
Sharon Robertson – Good luck in everything you do a great doctor good with both patients and their families xxx ❤❤❤❤
Nicola Harvey – Ah, good luck, Priya, and thank you for taking good care of my father, Bryan Cameron
Gemma Evans – Best of luck to one of our own superheroes.. good luck for the future.. thank you for all your love and care you provided for my mum , will never forget what you done for her #notallheroeswearcapestheywerescrubs Lisa Evans
Claudine Birdi – Thank you priya for the care you gave my mum Jean Wright. The support you gave me. You were amazing xx
Bill Stopp – Great doctor! Very informative with a good bedside manor! Good luck with your new position.
Joan Ahern – If all future GPs come from the same mould as Priya, then the future of healthcare has a light at the end of the tunnel.