PHARM Podcast 014 – Retrieval medicine in the Red Centre with Dr Richard Johnson
We call it the Red Centre in Australia, right in the middle, a long way from everywhere else. It possesses an ethereal beauty.
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Hi folks! Today we talk to Dr Richard Johnson, a British emergency physician who has fallen in love with the work and lifestyle of a retrieval medicine specialist in Alice Springs, in the centre of Australia. We call it the Red Centre because of the beautiful red hues of the sand and rock of the region. It is a timeless place, where natural wonders such as Uluru ( aka Ayers Rock, the largest monolith on Earth) and Kata Tjuta (aka Olgas, large rock formations) lend spirit to a vast landscape.
Richard is the newly appointed director of the retrieval service of Alice Springs. Interested in a job after hearing our interview, drop me an email and I will forward it onto Richard!
The aircraft and nurses he works in and with are provided by RFDS Alice Springs base, Central Operations
Retrieval medicine in central Australia is not just about high acuity critical care. As Richard and I discuss, there are unique cultural aspects to understanding Indigenous Australian health issues. In Australia a few years ago a government campaign was initiated to address the disparities, called Closing the Gap
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