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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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Helping people stay well in Wilcannia

The RFDS SE Section conducts three clinics a week in the small Central Darling town of Wilcannia. Held at the multipurpose centre, a GP and other specialists see patients every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The RFDS senior medical officer for … Continue reading

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Curry in a hurry raises funds

Two RFDS supporters have raised just over $4,500 by undertaking a wild trip across India in a motorised rickshaw. Agricultural consultant David Brown and business owner Peter Cain paired up for the odyssey from Shillong in the far north east … Continue reading

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Bridging the Outback dental gap

In the small NSW Outback community of Collarenebri a trip to the dentist used to be governed entirely by whether you had access to a car. The nearest dental service at Walgett, about 80 km away, is operated by the … 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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Holiday of a lifetime

For Deirdre Haywood and her husband, Brian, it was to have been a holiday of a lifetime. It began with a caravan odyssey through Central Australia last year, followed by a spectacular cruise up the Kimberly Coast. Then a leisurely … Continue reading

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Double trouble for the Marshall family

For Outback mother-of-two Kerryn Marshall, a drive to the shops or childcare is 50-minutes away in Lightning Ridge. Mrs Marshall and her husband, Sean, have only been on their 7,300ha sheep farm at Goodooga, NSW, about two years. In that … Continue reading

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