Day 4 – Another busy day in Yangon

Filming & Photography in Yangon, Myanmar. Our day (Maggs & I) started early with a visit to the orthopaedic hand over meeting. Doctors leaving the night shift discuss the cases that need to be handed over and questions are raised from the day shift staff to help them proceed with each patient.

We then moved swiftly on to the Emergency Department, patients arriving by taxi or their own methods of transport. Security staff at the entrance bays use whistles to keep the traffic moving. We found Dr Thant Zaw Htay with a group of doctors huddled around him discussing the next case and he kindly allowed us also to film him talking to us about his work and training,

Moving on to pathology we met Lab Technicians Thinzar Thaint and Tae Su Mon, and Professor Myint Myint Nyein, who had visited Addenbrooke's previously.

They spoke enthusiastically about Transfusion Team Manager, Allan Morrison and Clinical Biochemistry Deputy Operations Manager, Ian Hallsall, and the work of Addenbrooke's Abroad. Mel Yeneralski