Andrew Furey, Covid in Spain, cell service/construction on Labrador's south coast, LGH cultural sensitivity, Them Days board meeting and snowmobile clubs
Labrador Morning from CBC Radio Nfld. and Labrador (Highlights)
On today's show, Premier Andrew Furey mounts a spirited defence of himself after avoiding reporter questions about MHA Perry Trimper. We taking you to Europe to check in with a Wabush man who lives in Spain. The country is being hit very hard with Covid-19 - we find out how they're surfing through the second wave. We head to the south coast of Labrador to check in with CBC's Here and Now reporter Garrett Barry who tells us about cell service and construction. Changes are happening to make Labrador Grenfell Health more culturally sensitive. We bring you the details. After months of hiatus, Them Days board had their first meeting last night, and a couple of people decided to get involved again to support this Labradorian institution. We check-in with two prominent snowmobile clubs in Labrador to find out how things are shaping up for this winter season.
#15 - Andrew Furey: “We have just scratched the surface”
Andrew leads us through an interesting summary of the impact the current global Covid 19 crisis has had on his personal and professional life. He shares his path to the field of medicine and the role that “Trauma in Baltimore” played in that journey. Discussions of “Dollar a Day” and “Team Broken Earth” provide interesting insights into what makes Andrew tick! Andrew also describes why he sees public life as a very important next step for him and lets us have an early look at his BillBoard “We Have Just Scratched The Surface”.1:37Covid 19 experience for Andrew and family - Children, Education resources, Professional adjustments, Global Influence9:20Covid 19 inspired “Reverse Urbanization” with benefit for places like Newfoundland and Labrador 12:08The “Technology Space” potential in Newfoundland and Labrador CoLab - Verifin15:20Why choose the Medical Field? Helping People19:20Trauma Fellowship in Baltimore Maryland experience (living with violence and stress)29:36 “Dollar a Day” Mental Health focus - We all share the experience37:48“Team Broken Earth” Where is it now? Where is it going? 50:31Public Life - Why? Being part of the solution to a very large problem53:46Negativity and the “Value” of Twitter!56:55NL’s - Silent Demographic Crisis! It touches everything. 1:02:31How can Global NL be part of the solution? “The great NL expat resource”1:04:53Andrew’s BillBoard “We Have Just Scratched the Surface!”
E37 Premier Andrew Furey On Team Broken Earth, Advocacy, and Leadership
Cold Steel: Canadian Journal of Surgery Podcast
Born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Furey (https://twitter.com/FureyAndrew) is a passionate orthopaedic trauma surgeon and educator with Memorial University’s School of Medicine. He also holds a Diploma in Organizational Leadership from Oxford University. His strong work ethic has earned him many local, provincial, and national awards and honours. He was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Canadian Red Cross and earned the Governor General of Canada’s Meritorious Service Cross.In 2010, he helped create Team Broken Earth to provide medical relief after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. This Newfoundland and Labrador-born charity has since expanded in size and scope. Today, over 1,500 volunteers from across Canada, the US, and UK have participated in medical missions to Haiti as well as Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.Dr. Furey is also the new premier-elect of the province of Newfoundland after winning the Liberal Party nomination on August 4, 2020. In this episode, we hear about how Dr. Furey started Team Broken Earth, a humanitarian organization, his work in Haiti and his thoughts on leadership and physician advocacy.Links:1. https://andrewfurey.ca/2. Morbidity and mortality following pelvic ramus fractures in an older Atlantic Canadian cohort. http://canjsurg.ca/62-4-270/3. The Orthopedic Trauma Symposium: improving care of orthopedic injuries in Haiti. http://canjsurg.ca/60-4-228/4. Team Broken Earth: https://brokenearth.ca/5. Courses from the Canadian Medical Association: https://www.cma.ca/advocacy-skills-coaching
Dr. Andrew Furey is an orthopaedic surgeon, community leader, physician, medical educator and the founder of Team Broken Earth, a national medical aid charity that began in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador and has since grown around the world. Since founding Team Broken Earth, Andrew has led missions to Haiti, Bangladesh and Guatemala with a rapidly growing team of incredible volunteers.Team Broken Earth continues to grow nationally and internationally: over 1,000 volunteers from seven provinces and now, one American state, have visited 5 countries and helped over 30,000 patients.Educated at Memorial University, Andrew is also a graduate of Oxford University in England and is an active member of the business community in our province, serving on the Board of Directors for several growing local companies.He is the Co-Chair of the Jack Hand Foundation and recently, together with friends and colleagues, founded a new Canadian foundation, Dollar A Day Foundation, that is focused on raising funds to support mental health and addictions services.He is the very proud recipient of the Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award (2017) and of the Atlantic Business Magazine Top 50 CEO Award.A proud Newfoundlander, he lives in St. Phillip's with his wife and three children.Here, Anthony chats with Dr. Furey!