Category: Doctor In The House

DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE

Doctor Varadkar

It’s another busy morning in Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General, as hospital master Leo Varadkar and his colleagues deal with the combined effects of flu season, Halloween, and the fall-out from a vicious brawl near Áras an Uachtaráin. Varadkar (seeing yet another patient... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

Doctor Varadkar

After the drama of the marathon operation to remove the 8th Amendment, life is returning to normal in the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General. For hospital master Leo Varadkar, it’s a chance to get out and about again, first with a visit to... Read more »

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DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE

Doctor Varadkar

It’s a big day at the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General, as after months of preparation by a multi-disciplinary team of surgeons led by Dr Varadkar, the operation to remove Bunreacht na hÉireann’s 8th Amendment is finally under way. Varadkar: How’s the patient... Read more »

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DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE

Doctor Varadkar

Emergencies are a way of life at the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka “Blueshirt General”. But when the patient is a close friend and colleague, in this case the Director General of the Health Service Executive, staff must still remain calm and professional as they... Read more »

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DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE

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It’s another busy day in the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General. Making a round of the wards, hospital master Dr Varadkar is approached by an even-more-than-usually stressed head of the Accident and Emergency department, Dr Harris. Harris (handing him a file of X-rays):... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

Doctor Varadkar

The Easter recess is over and the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary is returning to full operations, in more ways than one. Hospital master Leo Varadkar prepares for a delicate procedure on a visiting American, with the help of a committee of assistant surgeons. Varadkar: What’s... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

It’s another busy morning in the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General. But hospital master Leo Varadkar takes time out of his busy schedule for a walk-and-talk with his head of strategic communications. Varadkar: So I’ve decided I’m shutting the unit down, John. John... Read more »

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Doctor in the House (ON TOUR)

Doctor Varadkar

It’s St Patrick’s Week in the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General. As a skeleton staff keeps things running at home, hospital master Leo Varadkar visits the US on a promotional tour. First stop is a press conference in Washington with a celebrity former... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

Doctor Varadkar

As the Beast from the East descends, the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General, is on emergency footing. Meanwhile, hospital master Leo Varadkar learns of a more worrying development from his Strategic Communications Unit. Varadkar (answering phone): Yes John. What ingenious wheeze for publicising... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

It’s an exciting day for everybody at Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, AKA Blueshirt General, as hospital master Leo Varadkar unveils Project Infirmary 2040: a €116bn plan for the next two decades and beyond. MC John Concannon oversees the media Q & A. Concannon: Ok, folks.... Read more »

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Leo Doctor

Attending the annual World Medical Forum in the Swiss Alps, Dr Varadkar and his chief finance officer, Paschal Donohoe, host a reception for potential investors and other guests. Bill Gates: So, Dr Varadkar, I’ve heard a lot about your hospital – it’s quite famous in... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

It promises to be a momentous year for the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General. As Dr Varadkar continues to wrestle with his conscience on abortion reform, he gets a visit from veteran consultant Frank Flannery, who shows him part of the hospital he... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

Doctor Varadkar

A new year dawns in the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Hospital, aka Blueshirt General. During a round of the wards, hospital master Leo Varadkar gets a progress report from his Chief Finance Officer. Paschal Donohoe: As I said when introducing my budget last year, it’s all... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

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It’s a tense morning in the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General, as the hospital prepares to carry out a groundbreaking operation to separate Siamese triplets. In the glare of the world’s media, Dr Varadkar holds a press conference. Reporter: Hi Doctor. I can’t... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

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It’s another busy morning in the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General. Hospital Master Dr Varadkar makes a round of the wards in the company of Head Matron Frances Fitzgerald. Varadkar (studying his Twitter feed): Gosh – look at this. A surgeon claims to... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

Santa Doc Leo

Grafton Street, mid-December. Staff of the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General, gather for their annual carol singing for this year’s charity, the Simon (Coveney) Community, a group offering counselling to merchant princes from Cork who had expected to be running the country this... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

It’s another busy morning in the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General, but hospital Master Leo Varadkar somehow finds time to record his weekly promotional video. Varadkar (to camera): …and finally, as you all know, it’s Halloween. I haven’t heard what costume Paschal Donohoe... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

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Goldenbridge Cemetery, Dublin. It’s a sad day for staff of the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary as they say farewell to a former hospital director, Liam Cosgrave. Following the cortege, current master Leo Varadkar chats with Charlie Flanagan. Varadkar: He was before my time, obviously. But... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

It’s another busy morning in the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General. Hospital master Leo Varadkar tours the wards, accompanied by matron Frances Fitzgerald. Varadkar (stopping by a patient’s bed and examining chart): Who do we have here? Fitzgerald: It’s the Joint Committee on... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

At the hospital’s annual “think-in” in Clonmel, Dr Varadkar reflects on his first 100 days as Master. Varadkar: …So to sum up, these first three months have been an unqualified success. We’ve taken giant strides towards making Blueshirt General a truly world-class infirmary. And don’t... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

Doctor Varadkar

Another busy morning in the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka “Blueshirt General”. As hospital Master Leo Varadkar chairs the weekly conference of senior clinicians, sharp differences arise over the use of the Human Papillomarvirus (HPV) vaccine. Varadkar: So, Dr McGrath, I understand you have some... Read more »

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Doctor in the House – On Tour

Doctor Varadkar

The County General Hospital, Chicago. At the start of his visit to North America, Dr Varadkar gets a guided tour of the home of a famous TV medical drama. Varadkar: So this is where they shot ER? Guide: Yes, sir. All 331 episodes over 15... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

Doctor Varadkar

It’s another busy morning at the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General. Hospital master Leo Varadkar tours the wards, accompanied by his matron, Frances Fitzgerald. Varadkar: (stopping by a bed and picking up the chart) Who do we have here? Fitzgerald: That’s Dáil Éireann.... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

Doctor Varadkar

It’s another busy day at Blueshirt General. Doctor Varadkar is doing his rounds, in the company of senior nurse Frances Fitzgerald. Varadkar: (stopping by patient’s bed and picking up chart): What’s the story with this guy, matron? Fitzgerald: An incident with a helicopter. Nothing serious:... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

Doctor Varadkar

It’s another busy morning in the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General. New hospital master Leo Varadkar makes his rounds, accompanied by deputy master Frances Fitzgerald. They pass the operating theatre, from which a hospital press officer emerges: Press officer: Could we have you... Read more »

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Doctor in the House

Doctor Varadkar

It’s another busy morning in the Eoin O’Duffy Memorial Infirmary, aka Blueshirt General. Hospital Master Leo Varadkar makes a round of the wards, accompanied by his senior nurse, Regina Doherty. Dr Varadkar (stopping by a bed and picking up the patient’s chart): Who’s this, nurse?... Read more »

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