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Doctor runs A&E department while cuddling a baby

A touching photo of an A&E doctor cuddling a sleeping baby to his chest has gone viral – after it was revealed he ran a hospital department with the newborn on his shoulder.

Dr Muir Wallace was called a ‘legend’ after settling the ‘little guy’ when his sick mother was brought into the emergency room on her own and needed to have tests.

The photo, taken in Waikato Hospital in New Zealand by one of Dr Wallace’s colleagues, clinical nurse specialist Mike Haden-Jones, was posted on Facebook where it’s had more than 3,000 reactions.

The post, titled ‘Sometimes all you need is a hug’, shows Dr Wallace holding the baby on his shoulder while working on two computers in the A&E department.

The photo, taken in Waikato Hospital in New Zealand by one of Dr Wallace’s colleagues, clinical nurse specialist Mike Haden-Jones, was posted on Facebook where it’s had more than 3,000 reactions

Apparently, Dr Wallace was the only person able to settle the baby after several other people tried, so he cuddled the newborn for an hour while the mother underwent tests.

The post on the hospital’s Facebook page said: ‘This is a bit different to my usual posts but felt I had to share.

‘The older of the two featured in this picture is Muir – one of our ED consultants. The little guy was here with his mum and badly needed a snooze. Sadly his mum was unwell and needed some tests.

‘I believe several people tried but Muir was the only one able to settle him. 

‘So for about an hour the other day our consultant in charge (of the entire ED) was most definitely multi-tasking. 

‘Just an example of the small kindnesses that happen everyday that often go unnoticed.’ 

The photo, taken in Waikato Hospital in New Zealand by one of Dr Wallace's colleagues, clinical nurse specialist Mike Haden-Jones, was posted on Facebook where it's had more than 3,000 reactions

The photo, taken in Waikato Hospital in New Zealand by one of Dr Wallace’s colleagues, clinical nurse specialist Mike Haden-Jones, was posted on Facebook where it’s had more than 3,000 reactions

The post, which has gone viral, has attracted hundreds of comments.

And it seems Dr Wallace has form.

Commenting on the photo, Cherie Smillie wrote: ‘This Dr is amazing. He looked after my son last night in kids place as he had a burnt face and needed anisthetic to make sure his eye was ok.

‘Such a funny Dr and keep me as ease with step by step of what was happening. Thank you Dr for all the kind work you and your team do. 

‘You really all are so over worked and under appreciated. So from me and my son we thankyou.’

 

 

The post, which has gone viral, has attracted hundreds of comments

The post, which has gone viral, has attracted hundreds of comments

And the doctor won a lot of praise.

Heather Pont wrote: ‘You can tell he’s an awesome man from that one act! Thank you Muir for caring for 2 people that day above and beyond what you would have to do.’

Lauren Reedy added: ‘Thats so cool how you guys go above and beyond for your guys patients and families thats awesome keep up the fantastic work guys.’

Dr Muir Wallace was called a 'legend' after settling the 'little guy' when his sick mother was brought into the emergency room on her own and needed to have tests

Dr Muir Wallace was called a ‘legend’ after settling the ‘little guy’ when his sick mother was brought into the emergency room on her own and needed to have tests

Taki Paul added: ‘Nice to see and hugs do go a long way. Multi tasking seems too be our way of life these days. Good one Mike.’

Aleena Yates posted: ‘LOVE! I’m currently up in Kaitaia Health centre. My one year old has a nurse appt at 10.15 and my dad had a doctor appt at 9.30 and so we decided to come in together HAHA! Stupid move!

‘But the admin, nurses and doctors are being soooooo amazing, entertaining her and everything.

‘She would have a melt down every time her poppa would leave (for his appt) and goodness everyone was just amazing! It makes the situation soooo much easier and stressfree for me, also 35 weeks pregnant! Life is so much easier with amazing people like Muir and the amazing team here in Kaitaia Health Centre!’

While Sew Chek added: ‘This is such a touching, heart warming and adorable photo and post. We often don’t give enough credit to doctors and nurses for the work they do.’

Barry Ibell said: ‘Absolute legend Muir nice to see.’ 



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