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Giving people a reason to smile

Despite the challenge of being a NICU respiratory therapist at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, Indervir Deol’s positivity and compassion brings joy to everyone he meets. Learn more about this 2023 PHSA+ Award recipient.
Indervir Deol, respiratory therapist, NICU, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre
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Indervir Deol is a respiratory therapist (RT) for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre and is the winner of a PHSA+ Award. 

Indervir’s top priority is always his patients. He pushes for care plans that match patient needs and helps the NICU team put their all into the care they give to every patient. One of his favourite aspects of his job is being in the delivery room and hearing a baby’s first cry.

In all that Indervir does, he strives to bring joy to those he interacts with. He has an upbeat, positive energy that uplifts others during his shift and comforts his patients and their families.

Indervir Deol, respiratory therapist, NICU, BC Women's Hospital + Health CentreHe goes above and beyond to make his patients and their families happy and comfortable. On one occasion, Indervir learned his patients was reading a book trilogy with his parents while he was in the NICU. When they were missing one of the books in the series, Indervir went out of his way to track down a copy so they could continue the story together.

“Perhaps more than any praise I can o​ffer him, I'd say this: If I had a child in the NICU, he is without a doubt the RT I'd pick to look after them,” says his nominator Brennan Leroux, respiratory therapist, NICU.​

Earlier this year, Indervir was also awarded the NICU respiratory therapist Preceptor of the Year Award for mentoring new students in clinical rotations. The Preceptor of the Year Award is determined by feedback from students and their supervisors.

“I genuinely enjoy being in a teaching tole and I think I always have,” Indervir adds. “I feel like I have a lot to pass along.”

To RT students in the NICU, Indervir is known for his patience and finding the balance between an appropriate amount of supervision and freedom. He makes students feel comfortable in a new environment and allows them to take control of their learning while also providing a helping hand when needed.​

Congratulations to Indervir on his PHSA+ Award!

About the PHSA+ Awards program

The PHSA+ Awards are part of an internal recognition program that celebrates teams and individuals who bring our PHSA values to life in the workplace. They go above and beyond to serve patients and families across B.C. Read about the other PHSA+ award recipients for 2023.

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