Desperately Seeking Doctors: The Kimberley

Desperately Seeking Doctors: The Kimberley
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Desperately Seeking Doctors: The Kimberley - Volume 1
Working at the Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS) in Kununurra and dealing with upwards of 120 patients a day, Dr Mary is thrown into the deep end of the…
Desperately Seeking Doctors: The Kimberley - Volume 2
More than half way through Dr Mary's secondment, an Australian General Election is called. Dr Mary hopes this could lead to a new dawn in indigenous health funding but the…

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