GV HEALTH: In touch with our community
Shad Ibrahim, pharmacist
Shad Ibrahim spends time in all Goulburn Valley Health departments, assessing the progress of patients currently taking antibiotics.
He visits ICU about once each week to make sure patients are taking the suitable medications.
While he acknowledges the challenges of dealing with critically ill patients, he takes pride in being able to make more complex decisions regarding their antibiotics.
Emma Frizzell, dietician
Ms Frizzell has worked at Goulburn Valley Health for almost five years as a dietician.
She enjoys the variety of her role, especially interacting with patients.
Ms Frizzell’s role involves managing the general nutrition of patients and making sure they have everything they require.
Amber Biram, enrolled nurse
Amber Biram began working at Goulburn Valley Health more than six years ago.
The enrolled nurse is passionate about providing one-on-one care to her patients.
Her role includes all aspects of the patient’s medication and care, except caring for ventilated patients or those on dialysis.
Ms Biram relishes her role, and said she enjoyed being involved in every aspect of her patients’ care.
Dr Craig Walker, intensivist
As an intensivist, Dr Walker provides special care for critically ill patients. Dr Walker travels to Goulburn Valley Health for one week each month as a locum intensivist.
While there are also intensivists based in Shepparton, Dr Walker says locum country doctors can provide a different perspective.
Dr Walker finds coming to GV Health rewarding and enjoys the camaraderie of the ICU team.