Dr Simon Doyle
Simon Doyle, a health management consultant at EY, used the offer of a three-month sabbatical during the height of COVID to return to his former job full time as an emergency doctor in Melbourne.
Simon split his time between the St Vincent’s Hospital Emergency Department and one of Melbourne’s busiest COVID clinics. When his three-month sabbatical was complete, he knew he wasn’t ready to step away. He continues to work in the ED once a week.
For Simon, the experience of working as a doctor during Australia’s most serious health crisis in recent history, showed him how quickly we can adapt and change to make serious improvements within our health system.
Simon has already started working with EY clients, using insights from his experience that will improve process, efficiency and have a positive impact on the healthcare industry, contributing to EY’s purpose of building a better working world.
EY Oceania CEO Tony Johnson said: “Simon has shown immense courage and selflessness by going straight to the COVID front line in Melbourne, where he was able to do more than help patients, he supported positive systemic change, combining his professional expertise with his skills as a doctor and intimate knowledge of the health system.”
Simon is an extraordinary individual who has sought out opportunities to go above and beyond to help his community in a serious time of need. Altruistic people, like Simon, deserve to be recognised; when things get tough, they only think of what they can do to have the biggest positive impact. At EY, we are all proud of how Simon did more than help save lives, he used his business smarts to help evolve processes that support systemic change in healthcare, going straight to the heart of our purpose of building a better working world.
Simon has shown immense courage and selflessness by going straight to the COVID front line in Melbourne, where he was able to do more than help patients, he supported positive systemic change, combining his professional expertise with his skills as a doctor and intimate knowledge of the health system. He has gone above and beyond to support our vulnerable health system, acting humbly and with integrity. His actions exemplify our purpose of building a better working world.
Doctor Simon Doyle brought human touch in time of rare contact
This article first appeared in The Australian newspaper on Monday 8 February 2021.
Last year as the coronavirus pandemic sparked fear among Australians, Melbourne-based emergency doctor Simon Doyle focused on the small things to try to establish a personal connection with his COVID-19 patients.
“I used to make small efforts to, you know, write my name on my gown,” the 31-year-old said.
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