Author name: Tim Leeuwenburg

Rural doctor living on Kangaroo Island with interested in emergency medicine, anaesthesia and trauma. Currently a senior specialist (retrieval) with the Central Australian Retrieval Service, Chair of and Ass/Prof Aeromedical Retrieval

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South Australia is huge & not surprisingly this poses problems providing a response to serious trauma in the country. Thankfully rural doctors are mostly well-trained and thrive on the challenge of delivering excellent emergency care in their local hospitals…and if needed, can call upon the retrieval service to transfer critically unwell patients. The Statewide retrieval […]

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One of the enjoyable challenges of rural & remote medicine is delivering high-quality care within the constraints of a health system that is cash-strapped, and where rural doctors often work between private clinic (own business) and public (State-run hospital) domains.Sadly there exists a health-gap between rural and metropolitan Australians. For many services, health outcomes are

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