What a year!
Well 2020 has certainly been a year to remember, although perhaps not for the best reasons. The world was introduced to Covid-19 and it seems this very contagious virus is here to stay... at least for the foreseeable future. Like everyone else, Briz Brain & Spine specialists and support staff have had to adapt to the "new normal" to ensure our patients were able to continue receiving the best treatment during a pretty tense period. We are pleased to say they absolutely rose to the challenge and apart from a brief quiet time at the beginning of the pandemic, our doors remained open and we were able to consult with and treat a similar number of patients to previous years.
This year hasn't been all bad for Briz Brain & Spine and we have been very lucky to celebrate a couple of milestones. We moved into our new premises at Bowen Hills Medical Specialist Centre early this year and were very lucky to hold our grand opening just before the pandemic took hold. With free car parking and co-location with other specialists, our new practice offers patients convenience along with excellent multi-disciplinary service. Briz Brain & Spine also celebrated 15 years in business this year and we have absolutely enjoyed the ride! We are certainly looking forward to seeing what the next 15 years brings and will continue to work hard to provide our patients with the very best care and treatment. And we didn't forget our referrers, transitioning from a face-to-face education conference to a virtual event via Zoom. Presenting interactively via a computer did present some challenges but overall, our virtual "Neurosurgery: Back to Basics" conference was a success providing education to just over 160 GPs.
Looking forward now to 2021, firstly we hope the year is somewhat less crazy than 2020 has been. For our referrers, we are planning to hold a number of CPD events throughout the year - fingers crossed, Covid-19 doesn't interfere too much. We are currently in the process of updating the Briz Brain & Spine website to make it more user-friendly for patients and referrers, with the improved site hopefully ready early in the New Year. We are also working hard to develop a number of new Centres of Excellence to provide the best patient care in a number of key health areas. And we will continue striving to provide the most advanced care and treatment for brain and spine conditions to patients near and far.
Goodbye 2020... let's hope 2021 is a little better for us all!