Category: 2020 Diary

Diary of Dr Sharon McDonnell


I Didn’t Expect this Response!

29th November, 2020 Dear Diary ‘There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about                                    Margaret J. Wheatley                                                                                            It is fair to say, that I am an...


Welcome Back Mum

2nd August, 2020 Dear Diary ‘The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats it’s most vulnerable members.’ Mahatma Gandhi My mum aged 82 and only 4 foot 8 inches,...


The Joy of Builders Working in Your Home

19th July, 2020 Dear Diary I live in Lancashire, in a stone cottage built in the 1800’s, which were originally built for those working in the mills.  These two up and two down cottages,...


So Who Are You Going to Invite?

5th July, 2020 Dear Diary ‘People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.’                     Barbara Streisand As a nation, lockdown has been frightening, heart breaking and full of uncertainty for so...


When Two Worlds Potentially Collide

21st June, 2020 Dear Diary A couple of weeks ago I was invited to write a post for the National Institute for Health and Research (NIHR) Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC). ...