Anaesthesiologist Lobbies for Infrastructural Development in Hospitals
The School of Clinical Medicine has acknowledged Dr Zane Farina for his contribution to the development of the doctor’s lounge at Grey’s Hospital. As a member of the Pietermaritzburg Medical School subcommittee, Farina lobbied for internet connectivity and shared spaces for Medical staff at the hospital. He played a crucial role in planning lounge areas that will build a sense of community amongst doctors and staff.
Farina remarked that the Pietermaritzburg complex is an integral part of UKZN’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. Given the hospital’s distance from the Pietermaritzburg and Durban campuses, it is difficult to cement the links between it and the University. He therefore set out to solicit resources to promote engagement among clinical staff across sites.
Farina is the Head of the Clinical Department of Anaesthesia at Grey’s Hospital and Deputy Head of Clinical Services of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care at UKZN.
The doctor’s lounge initiative is the brainchild of Dean and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine Professor Ncoza Dlova, who thanked Farina for his contribution in improving UKZN facilities and infrastructure in the Pietermaritzburg complex.
Words: Lihle Sosibo