Desperately Seeking Doctors

July 2016

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More than half way through Dr Mary Fortune's secondment, an Australian general election is called. Dr Mary hopes this could lead to a new dawn in indigenous health funding but the signs aren’t good. As her time in Kununurra continues, Dr Mary becomes aware of the prominent role alcohol plays in her patient’s lives. With a rising tide of alcohol-related illness and violence, and dwindling resources, Dr Mary finds out how hard it can be just to get one man a place in rehab. (Commissioned by SBS) ...

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Three years ago, feisty and outspoken Scottish GP Dr Mary Fortune answered an urgent call to help ease the shortage of doctors in regional Western Australia. Her brief encounter with Aboriginal health touched a nerve. So now she's back for a three month stint in an Aboriginal health service in Kununurra in the remote rugged and scenic North West of Australia. Dealing with upwards of 120 patients a day, Dr Mary is thrown into the deep end of the health crisis facing the Kimberley. (Commissioned...