Dr Ali Ansari and Barbara Morbin.
February 28, 2018
From patient to colleague - Doctor returns to the NICU after 27 years
Having spent almost 40 years working on the neonatal unit at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Barbara Morbin is used to seeing former patients return to visit. However, recently she had the opportunity to work alongside one of the people she nursed to health.
Ali Ansari, who is training to be a GP, was born prematurely alongside his twin sister at the hospital in 1990. The family were cared for by deputy ward sister Barbara, who has worked at the Winchester hospital since 1979 and has looked after babies on the neonatal unit since 1980.
Barbara says: "It's always so great to see how the people we care for on the unit have progressed in life and how well they've turned out. We often get patients who stayed on the unit in the past come back to see us, which is always rewarding, but they don't usually come back to work with us."
Dr Ansari adds: "Being a doctor has been a passion of mine for a long time and I have loved working with the neonatal team at Winchester.
"It was a complete coincidence that I was placed here in paediatrics, where I was cared for at birth. Seeing it from the other side really gives me a perspective of what happened when my sister and I were born and everything my parents went through with us."