Dr Rory Dwyer: COVID-19 pandemic | Association of Anaesthetists

Dr Rory Dwyer: COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Rory Dwyer: COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Dwyer is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Dublin, Ireland. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he has worked at the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

In this interview by Dr Michael Ward conducted in January 2020, Dr Dwyer reflects on his experience of the Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland.

You can listen to the audio recording of the interview now.


The table below indicates points of particular interest within the interview.

Time code (roughly)  Point of interest 
 00:02:40 Dr Dwyer recalls when Covid first started affecting his professional life.
 00:04:35 Comparison of Covid’s impact in Ireland and the UK.
 00:12:54 Discussion of ECMO.
 00:14:35 Discussion of increased mortality rate in BAME community in the UK and Ireland.
 00:17:20 Dr Dwyer highlights the expertise of ITU nurses and how the focus has shifted from equipment to staff.
 00:22:28 Dr Dwyer expresses his concern about the next few weeks but also his hope that things will improve after that, especially with the vaccine.
 00:25:15 Dr Dwyer talks about cohesion in hospitals and the improved status of Intensive Care as well as high levels of co-operation.