Welcome to the final episode of 'A Clear Voice' series 2. Dr Amanda Richards joins Natalie Watson to discuss dealing with COVID-19 in the Southern Hemisphere and how a public hospital system can make up for lost time when it is already stretched, and what impact has this disruption had on patients well being?
In this episode:
1:44 Q1. What has been your experience of COVID 19 in your centre?
3:51 Q2. Have you been able to re-start services in Melbourne and beyond?
6:13 Q3. What have been some of the challenges to re-starting and have you been able to put any systems in place to overcome these?
8:46 Q4. What are you planning for the next steps? Do you feel COVID19 will have a lasting impact on laryngology?
10:13 Q5. What type of Covid-19 consequences have you seen in your laryngology clinic ITU submission, post-COVID and for patients suffering from long COVID?
11:15 Take home message
Guest Bio: Dr Amanda Richards
Dr Amanda Richards is an Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon from Melbourne. Amanda graduated from her specialty OHNS training in 2012 and has fellowship training in Laryngology from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, USA) and Head and Neck Cancer Surgery from St George's NHS Trust (London, UK).
Amanda is the lead clinician at The Royal Melbourne Hospital Voice Clinic along with her multidiscipline practice in Voice, Swallow and Upper Airway at Pinnacle Surgery. She is a clinical researcher and supervisor and has been awarded The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons D.R Leslie prize along with the New York Laryngological Society Fellows Award. Amanda's areas of interest include care of the professional voice, laryngeal cancer, neurolaryngology, laser surgery and office-based procedures.
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