After finishing my studies to obtain an Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration) in 2008, I left the theatre after being a scrub/theatre and head nurse for 30 years. I am now working in the IT department of a company composed of a group of hospitals in Switzerland. I am part of a project team implementing the digital patient documentation for the entire hospital system.
While working in the theatre, I was an AO International Instructor providing courses in Switzerland, as well as in other countries.
1999-2000 I was the first President of AOI-ALUMNI ORP.
Why do I care about the Solomon Islands?
Thanks to Dr. Hermann Oberli, founder of the Project South Pacific, I went for the first time to Honiara in March/April 2000 – teaching and tutoring ORP at the NRH (National Referral Hospital) in my role as an AOI Instructor.
I was enthusiastic and wanted to give all my professional knowledge to the theatre nurses on the Solomon Islands. I never expected any rewards or money.
What I experienced during the two months was amazing – I never thought that my talent for improvising with nothing at hand would come out at its best. Together with the nurses we created a long list of all their wishes for learning on a white board – it was never ending and they wanted to learn ‘everything’.
Demo interfragmentary compression screw with an apple (photo by Swiss Broadcasting Station SRF2)
I never gave up supporting Dr. Oberli in getting materials for Solomon hospitals from hospitals in Switzerland, but there was no Drinking Water Project – this was funded by me.
If you want to learn about Dr. Oberli and his project, please read the link Project South Pacific