Tag Archives: Broken Hill

Mercy dash for coma payment

Adam doesn’t remember celebrating his 21st birthday in England, not because he was partying too hard but because the after effects of an emergency operation to remove an abscess on his frontal lobe affected his memory. Quick thinking friends Tom … Continue reading

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School support

Their motto is parted but united, their playground is the Australian Outback and their teachers are hundreds of kilometres away. If you haven’t already guessed it, we’re talking about children who study at School of the Air. There are 115 … Continue reading

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Goodbye Fred

For 27 years, Super King Air 200 VH-MSZ has been transporting patients, doctors and flight nurses from our Broken Hill Base. The aircraft, purchased in 1986, was renamed ‘Fred McKay’ in honour of Rev Dr Fred McKay, AC, CMG, OBE. … Continue reading

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A man who saw a need and did something about it

“I can still hear his voice,” Joy Swan says. “I can still hear him saying he wanted to put a mantle of safety over Australia.” The sprightly Sydney senior citizen was a volunteer letter writer at Rev John Flynn’s Australian … Continue reading

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Tim’s time with the Doctor may lead to rural practice

For University of Wollongong student doctor Tim Roach, a 12-month stint in Broken Hill was a ‘fantastic experience’, bringing him into contact with a diverse range of challenges. Additionally, it has encouraged him to consider returning to rural practice after … Continue reading

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Meeting the challenge to reach people in remote areas

My name is Tracey King and I’m the RFDS senior flight nurse at Broken Hill. I had a call at midnight not long ago to say that a woman in Ivanhoe was about to give birth. Ivanhoe is a small township on … Continue reading

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Snakebite scare on family picnic

Five-year-old Jack Purvis is lucky to be alive after he suffered a vicious snake bite while playing with his sister by the river at Nyngan, a small town in central New South Wales. Jack’s parents were picnicking at a party … Continue reading

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