“Without you guys raising funds and supporting us, we just wouldn’t be able to do the work.”
We are incredibly proud to be supporting Operation Smile UK as our podcast partner, through which we hope to raise vital funds and awareness for the life-changing work that they do.
EMEA Recruitment has a personal connection to the charity, as our Founder, Paul Toms, explains at the beginning of this episode. We are delighted to be working alongside Operation Smile to transform lives around the world.
Phil, who is a Co-Founder of Operation Smile UK, was kind enough to speak with Paul about his incredible experiences working on medical missions across the globe, to improve the lives of children and adults alike.
It’s a wonderful story of how Phil accidentally found himself on an Operation Smile medical mission, took the opportunity to set up the charity in the UK, and now provides more than 19,000* surgeries to children and adults every year, and trains medical professionals abroad to carry out this vital surgery.
He also has some heart-warming stories from children and adults in developing countries, which he claims never stop having an impact.
Listen to the full episode to learn more about Phil’s long-term goals for the charity and how he helps children (and their parents) feel at ease before surgery…
Some useful timestamps can be found below:
02:09 - How Dr. Phil got involved with Operation Smile and helped set up the charity 07:13 - How working as Consultant Anaesthetist aids his work in Operation Smile 10:00 - The importance of empathy when dealing with anxiety during surgery 12:00 - Operation Smile’s mission 22:00 - What Dr. Phil has learnt from working with Operation Smile 23:45 - How Operation Smile helps local healthcare professionals to become self-sustaining and self-sufficient 30:30 - The challenges of operating during the pandemic and how organisations can help 35:20 - How vital funding is to Operation Smile 38:25 - How to connect with Dr. Phil