Outback cancer care in the air
The Royal Flying Doctor Service, in partnership with the McGrath Foundation, has appointed its first breast cancer nurse. Linda Belardi reports.
Jo Beven's patients live in an area that takes in three states - about 640,000 square kilometers. As part of a roving healthcare team, she provides care and support to some of Australia's most remote communities. During her first weeks on the job she travelled to Tibooburra, population 150, in far west NSW. Beven stood in awe at the isolated township, 330 kilometres from Broken Hill. Known as the capital of the "corner country", Tibooburra is near the Queensland and South Australian borders. With an arid, desert climate, it is the hottest place in NSW. "It's quite overwhelming. You just sit...
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