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Wellness

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland is committed to supporting Trainees wellbeing throughout their working life. The College advises Trainees to monitor their physical and emotional wellbeing and to seek assistance early if they have any concerns or feel they are experiencing significant stress. It is important to adhere to the medical advice and management plans of the doctors who support you. Remember to prioritise your own health and wellbeing so that you can in turn support the patients in your care.

The Importance of GP Support

We advise Trainees to make sure they have registered with a General Practitioner, who is neither a friend nor a family member and who will ensure that professional boundaries are maintained in all decision making. Though you will have your own thoughts on diagnosis and appropriate interventions, bring an open mind to the consultation and just ‘be a patient’. Most GPs are very comfortable with treating doctors as patients and are registered with the HIP Network. You may contact the network to find the name of such a GP in your area if you have not already registered.

College Supports

Designated Tutor within each Training Site Training@coa.ie
Directors of Training: Contact Dr Camillus Power Directorsoftraining@coa.ie
Training Department: Contact Jennie Shiels Training@coa.ie
Exams Department: Contact Ruth Flaherty Exams@coa.ie
Committee of Anaesthesia Trainees: Contact Dr Sinead Farrell CAT@coa.ie
Lead Anaesthetic Trainee Co-ordinator: Contact Dr Tara Feeley LAT@coa.ie

HSE Supports

General Practitioner HIP Network
HSE Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit – Contact Dr Lynda Sisson HR.wellbeing@hse.ie
The Employee Assistance and Counselling Service (EACS) EACS
Pieta House www.pieta.ie or call 188 247 247
Samaritans www.samaritans.org  or call 01 116 123
Your Mental Health www.yourmentalhealth.ie