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Dr Monica Bald (nee Doyle)

Bio

I started travelling to Lourdes in 1996 as part of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh Youth Pilgrimage. I absolutely loved the experience and it confirmed my desire to study medicine.

I began at the University of Dundee Medical School in 1997 and graduated in 2001 and 2003 with BMSc(Hons) and MBChB respectively. I have completed my medical training in Scotland and I am now a Consultant Physician & Nephrologist with a special interest in Critical Care at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

I have continued to travel with the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh Lourdes Pilgrimage annually since 1996, as a Doctor since 2003 and as the Chief Medical Officer since 2008. I enjoy being part of a collegiate and collaborative team of Doctors, Nurses and Helpers travelling to Lourdes to ensure we deliver outstanding pilgrim centred care to all of our assisted pilgrims.

I also met my husband, David in Lourdes. We married in 2007 and we were blessed to have twins born to us on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes in 2012. Jessica and Patrick also travel annually with us to Lourdes and look forward to the experience every year. It really has become a family affair with our parents and brothers travelling regularly to help out and our very best friends being part of our Lourdes family.

I look forward to being part of the BLMA Council, representing your views and aiming to encourage that we all share good practice for pilgrimage with each other and ensure excellent pilgrim assessment and care while visiting Lourdes.

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Conference 2020 Now open for Booking

5th September, 2020

Programme and Application Forms now available. Follow the conference 2020 link on the website.

Conference 2020

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