This year’s GP of the Year has shown remarkable care and kindness with her patients, becoming a much needed support for those in need.
WINNER Eibhlin O’Callaghan. NOMINATED BY Wendy Dunne
Dr Eibhlin O’Callaghan has shown an unending compassion and care towards her patients. One in particular, Wendy Dunne, has felt the full force of Eibhlin’s support throughout recent years. Although Eibhlin came into her life at difficult time, after the miscarriage of her child, it was her warmth and guidance that prevented Wendy from becoming overwhelmed by grief. During her following pregnancy, Eibhlin offered comfort to Wendy’s fears. “I think I was in with Eibhlin every week terrified and upset and always expecting something to go wrong. But not once did she make me feel like I was annoying her or hindering her with over-the-top worries or complaints,” explains Wendy. “I was welcomed with a lovely smile and always sent home happy.” Thankfully, Wendy gave birth to a healthy little girl. During Wendy’s next pregnancy she shared with Eibhlin her anxiety of losing another child and as expected, these worries were met with the care that Wendy had come to know as a core component of Eibhlin’s character. Wendy’s baby was born two months premature however, Eibhlin was able to guide her through this difficult time. Wendy says, “Not only did she help heal my broken heart but she helped me through the fear and worry of losing another baby and to enjoy my pregnancies.”
Not only did she help heal my broken heart but she helped me through the fear and worry of losing another baby and to enjoy my pregnancies.”Wendy Dunne