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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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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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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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Family lucky to be alive after Outback crash

For Rosy Ellsmore and her family, life changed forever on a long straight road near the Queensland and Northern Territory boarder. They were only two weeks into a trip around Australia when they were involved in a single vehicle accident … Continue reading

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Glenn’s journey of recovery and courage

New Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section pilot Glenn Todhunter (right) knows what it’s like to be a patient in a medical emergency. In 1995, while on leave as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot from the Australian army, he … Continue reading

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Dental initiative check up

Local Menindee lads line up for mouthguards The great new dental initiative we told you about in an earlier post – free mouthguards in team colours – encouraged 80 children to get their teeth checked, most from Menindee in far northern NSW. It was … Continue reading

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How can I access a female GP in rural and remote Australia?

There are 84 GP’s per 100,000 people in rural and remote Australia and of those only 33% are female. 1 Lack of access to female doctors for women living in rural and remote communities means that women may not always obtain … Continue reading

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