I’ve decided that the time for thinking, talking and planning is over. If I’m going to get anywhere with my thesis, I’m gonna have to start doing! And Fast!
What a mixed up day!
It started as usual: wake up at the crack of dawn and head out to Athlone’s GF Jooste Hole, I meant Hospital!!!
Only to realize that all the great progress I thought I’d made yesterday had been undone by a few confused people. No worries, all I had to do is follow (literally follow) a stack of papers around the hospital all day…
This included running (literally running) up and down a lot!
I finally got the process to flow…but thats was just the trial-run for the trauma ward. When the other wards switch from ordering once every two weeks to ordering on-demand, there will be scale-creep (I love that term) effects that will pop up.. Hopefully I can get it going soon so I’ll have a chance to problem-solve and work out the bugs!
I also booked my ticket to Vancouver for the IMECEE Conference for ASME in November. I had planned to route back through Hawaii (half way between Melbourne and Vancouver), but decided to go to Melbourne instead for a week or so! Fun times, unluckily though I’ll be routing through the Middle East like 3 times!!!!
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Ahhh! I thinkI will be flying more than being in Vancouver!! And you know how much I LOVE flying!
Doing is so much harder than learning! Aaah!
I’m working at a hospital in the middle of the cape flats,the worst hospital in the district.
I’ve taken on the enourmous task of trying to make this sick hospital better. Currently, patients enter the trauma ward and end up waiting hours, even days to be seen by a doctor.
The type of patient that checks himself into the trauma ward is often the type of patient that can’t wait that long,as u can imagine, its chaos.
So what is an engineer doing in this mad crazy world of doctors and nurses and patients and sickness?
Didn’t I deny every attempt my medical parents made to drive m$e into a career in medicine? How did I end up doing my final year thesis in a hospital?
The truth is,I proposed this project, it wasn’t assigned to me and I didn’t choose it off a list, I proposed it. (Like the hero I am),I believed that I could make this sick hospital better.
I ges I didn’t realise what a HUGE challenge that would be!
To be honesty,I love the theory, lean is my dream, it just makes so much sense to me! But I’m finding more and more each day that real life is so ridiculously hard to deal with.
I have to work with people and get them to buy into what I’m suggesting, people who have been doing their job one way for years. Now this ‘little lady with big ideas'(or so the hospital superintendant calls me)
Is gonna come in and turn it on its head! Wow, what do I think I am?
All I know is I’m gonna have to toughen up, and soon if I’m gonna make it work here!