Ocean Clinic is closed during Spain´s state of alarm but our team is still keeping busy. The #YoMeQuedoEnCasa blog series looks at what they´re up to.
What is your role at Ocean Clinic?
I’m Louise Taylor, Head Surgical Nurse and Operating Theatre Technician. I oversee the day-to-day smooth running of everything to do with the surgical agenda and also assist during surgery.
What are you doing with your time while Ocean Clinic is closed?
I’m really enjoying the unexpected downtime, to be honest! Our working week is always very busy so I normally have to wait until annual holidays to really relax. I’m filling my time by reading, spring cleaning, catching up with friends far and wide by social media, cooking, enjoying the sun on my terrace, with very occasional trips to the supermarket. If isolating means staying safe, it’s worth it.
How are you staying in touch with the industry and your peers during this time?
We have an Ocean Clinic staff WhatsApp group that enables us to stay in contact, share news and articles about the current situation, with plenty of humorous posts to keep spirits up.
How are you staying motivated?
I’m not concerned about motivation right now, for me it’s a time for reflection and introspection. The motivation will return when it’s time to go back to work!
Do you think the coronavirus crisis will have any long term impact on your role or field of specialism?
COVID-19 will affect almost every industry worldwide and it would be foolish to think people will rush to have plastic surgery when this is over. It will take some time for things to return to normal, no doubt some things will be changed forever. There will be some tough times and hard decisions ahead, but normality will return one day and Ocean Clinic, with its world-class services and highly qualified team, will be waiting.
What are you looking forwards to when you return to work?
I’m looking forward to seeing my colleagues, meeting patients new and old, preparing the operating theatre, seeing the magic happen in our surgeons’ hands, and leaving work on Friday evening after a busy but satisfying week!