Championing Indigneous Health

Kelvin Kong is the first Aborigine to become a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Currently practicing ENT surgery in the Hunter and northern New South Wales, he’s passionate about equality in access and outcomes of all patients. Mr. Kong is the current Chair of the College’s Indigenous Health Committee. In this interview he talks about his story, …

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Caring for Critically Injured Patients in the Top End of Australia

Dr Hugh Heggie, Director of Medical Services – Primary Health Care Division at the Top End Health Service talks about the journey of the critically injured patient in the remote Northern Territory. Factors discussed include assessment and primary interventions, consultant led care via telecommunications and subsequent retrieval.
Recorded on Saturday, 23 August 2014 at the conjoint meeting of the Provincial Surgeons …

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A Journey to Surgical Fellowship

Mr David Murray is the second Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who self-identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent. In this interview Mr Murray talks about his journey to fellowship, the dimensions and issues within indigenous health and how he hopes to make a positive contribution.

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Aboriginal Support Services at the Alice Springs Hospital

Intervention by the Aboriginal Support Services Unit is available to patients and their families who attend the Alice Springs Hospital. The Unit is led by Acting-Manager, Christine Spencer and is part of the Allied Health group. It has a staff of eight, who speak a devise range of languages that cover Central Australia. Patients can access the Services a number …

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