A Day in the Life of a Consultant

day in the lifeA Day In the Life of a Consultant

In the Irish public health system, your Consultant is a team leader who is responsible for ensuring you get the best possible care. Your Consultant is unique in that he or she works in a number of different settings each day. In many instances, they may have responsibilities in more than one hospital.

Below is an example of a Consultant's day. In addition to a full day's work, he or she may be called in to the hospital at night to deal with emergencies, which regularly require life saving decisions and care.

7.30 am – 9.00 am Ward Rounds
7.30 am – 9.00 am Operating Theatre
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm Out Patients Clinic in Hospital 2
5.30 pm – 6.30 pm Post Operative Ward Rounds
7.30 pm – 7.30 am On Call for emergencies during the night

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