Sympathy expressed for Remote Area Nurse who passed away in tragic circumstances last week in South Australia

The Board and team of Remote Area Health Corps express their sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Gayle Woodford, a Remote Area Nurse from Fregon in the APY Lands of South Australia who passed away in tragic circumstances in the last week. This sad event provides a timely reminder to ensure all health professionals are aware of current on call and safety policies and procedures and their personal safety. 
 
The NT Department of Health Remote Health Atlas provides valuable guidance on these areas at  http://remotehealthatlas.nt.gov.au/staff_on_call_safety_considerations.pdf
 
The Bush Support Services line run by CRANAplus [1800 805 391] is available to provide support in these difficult times. Also, please feel free to contact Elly Fontes, our Clinical Manager or the RAHC team on 1300 697 242 if you have any specific issues you would like to discuss.
 
Tuesday, 29 March 2016