So one became two – no, this is not a story about twins, although I am sure we will write about twins before too long! This is about eXXpectations becoming a two-specialist practice. Having joined the eXXpectations team earlier this year, I am thrilled to be working here, and wanted to let you know how I came to join the team. Pauline and I trained together, studied together and worked hard together. In fact, we prepared for our Fellowship examinations together – exacting exams essential to gaining admission to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. During that time, we spent more time with each other than with our partners! That intense period was the foundation for an enduring, firm friendship, and also a time when we recognised just how similar our standards and methods of practice were.
When the time was right for eXXpectations to grow, I was looking at options for private practice and the decision to join eXXpectations was a no-brainer. Not only were Pauline and I very keen to work closely together, but The Wesley Hospital ticked all the boxes as well. While it operates within a relaxed, community-like atmosphere, it is a progressive environment that also provides ready access to a wide range of specialists, has an emergency department, intensive care unit (ICU) and on-site blood bank. All of these attributes contribute to the level of patient care that we aim to provide.
I look forward very much to the years ahead and to sharing your journeys with you.