A colleague notes Barry Fitzgerald's "calm and steady attitude," particularly at a time when the unit is transitioning to caring for more medically complex psychiatric patients. He is said to not only give "extraordinary care to patients," but also to "guide and direct the staff with professionalism and compassion".
Another colleague describes Barry as a leader and "an excellent role model to all in the way he interacts respectfully with patients, their families and all staff," and says his positivity is "admirable and a breath of fresh air". Colleagues also say that he is always patient, never complains and always takes the time to thank his co-workers, even at the end of the busiest days. "I have learned so much working alongside Barry", says a nurse colleague. "Not only about psychiatry, but about what it means to be a team player and give from the heart."