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The doctor will Zoom you now... but remote medicine will never fully replace in-person care

Sheilagh Foley


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Telemedicine will save time, shorten waiting lists, and protect the vulnerable against raging viruses but it’s not the sole solution

Telemedicine will save time, shorten waiting lists, and protect the vulnerable against raging viruses but it’s not the sole solution

All change: ‘During a telephone outpatient appointment, nt the patient is at home, where they feel most comfortable. Now it is the doctor’s responsibility to contact them.

All change: ‘During a telephone outpatient appointment, nt the patient is at home, where they feel most comfortable. Now it is the doctor’s responsibility to contact them.

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Telemedicine will save time, shorten waiting lists, and protect the vulnerable against raging viruses but it’s not the sole solution

They say it’s darkest before the dawn – the scramble for vaccines has brought us into a pre-dawn country-wide depression. You would be forgiven for thinking it was 1845 and someone had just ripped the first black potato from the ground. Stay strong, Ireland, we’ve plenty of potatoes, and more on the way. We’re nearly there, and guess what? You get to shape a new beginning, you’ll be making chips with those spuds before you know it!

What new world will we build? As a regular patient, I am often lolling about hospitals talking to people on the frontline, and it looks like the building has already begun.


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