Dr Julia Ambler - Deputy Director and Palliative Care Doctor at Umduduzi: Hospice Care for Children
Born and bred in Durban, I graduated from UCT as a medical doctor 1998. After my junior doctor years I spent 6 years in Oxford, UK returning home in early 2008. Whilst in the UK I trained and worked as a general practitioner and a children’s hospice doctor at Helen and Douglas Houses in Oxford. Back in South Africa, palliative care is not a registered speciality and hence the only way to work in this field is through an NGO, which I did for a few years before that NGO was forced to close. In January 2013 I co-founded Umduduzi – Hospice Care for Children.