Monday 24 October 2016

Dr John Hinds in his own words: Hear the late 'Flying Doctor' give a fascinating insight into his work

Belfast Telegraph

Published 14/07/2015 | 08:00

Footage of Irish road racing doctor Dr John Hinds speaking at a packed conference in Australia has be republished online after his death.

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The racing doctor, who died in a crash earlier this month, stole the show in this talk he gave at the SMACC (Social Media and Critical Care) Gold conference.

The late Dr. John Hinds
The late Dr. John Hinds

Dr John Hinds was fatally injured while providing medical cover at a Skerries 100 practice session in Dublin on July 3, and died in hospital the following day. An investigation into what happened is under way.

In the 2014 podcast above, he gives a fascinating medical perspective on high speed motorcycle racing on closed private roads across Ireland, using humour to keep the audience hooked as he describes the dangers of what he calls a "dreadfully cruel sport".

And again, in the 2015 SMACC conference in Chicago (below) - he spoke just weeks before his tragic death, giving his personal experience of resuscitating a patient.

Dr Hinds' funeral took place last Thursday at St Patrick's Church, Ballyphillip Road in Portaferry.

Last Tuesday, bikers lined the motorway from Dublin and did a tribute lap of the Tandragee 100, as Dr Hinds' body was brought back to his family home.

The cortege was led by his partner, Dr Janet Atcheson.

Dr Hinds was an anaesthetist at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh and he regularly worked at the North West 200 motorbike races in Co Antrim.

Dr John Hinds on the North West 200 circuit
Dr John Hinds on the North West 200 circuit

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