A Day in the Life of a Consultant
A 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|