RAHC Stories: Room with a View

The life of Adelaide dental nurse Vicki McFarlane changed dramatically when a friend shared her experience of working for RAHC. ‘I looked at the website and knew immediately this was for me,’ Vicki says. ‘So, I applied for leave from my part-time job with the South Australian Dental Service.’

There is so much more to learn and talk about

Dr Bruce and Dr Jennifer Barker' story in CRANAPlus March 2017 issue

Making a real difference in closing the gap

A General Practitioner truly passionate about Indigenous health outcomes, Dr Margaret Niemann, from Bairnsdale, Victoria, is the recipient of the 2016 Annette Walker Award.

General Practitioner, Dr Bruce Barker shares his and his wife Dr Jennifer Barker’s experience

I have been a GP for 35 years now, and for most of this time, we have been in minor centres, firstly near Geelong, Victoria and then Launceston, Tasmania.

Dr Kate Kalloniatis shares her experience whilst on placement in the NT

Growing up in Melbourne I never had any specific ambition to work in remote areas or in Indigenous health but, by one of those twists of fate, that all changed when I joined the Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF).

Ready to go remote again - Dr Paul Proimos shares his experience

After more than 25 years of working mostly in emergency medicine, I was familiar with treating car accident victims and people experiencing

A very enriching experience – Dr Joy Linton’s RAHC Story

GP Joy Linton has spent the majority of her career practising medicine in Victoria, broken up by a decade-long stint in Nepal. A couple of years ago, with her family grown up, Joy was ready for a new challenge and got involved with RAHC.

“A seriously rewarding experience” Dr John Adams

Dr John Adams has just spent the last two years undertaking placements with RAHC in Ti Tree in the Northern Territory. 

Virgil Pierini

After working as a self-employed GP for 35 years, 61 year-old Dr Virgil Pierini from the Mornington Peninsula retired but wanted to continue his medical work in some way.

Tony Ferris

Based in Toowoomba, Queensland, 58 year-old General Practitioner Dr Tony Ferris readily agreed to undertake a RAHC placement in Lajamanu, a community 550 kilometres south west of Katherine.

Dr Tanya Davies

Darwin based General Practitioner Dr Tanya Davies had previously worked as a locum in remote and rural communities around Australia.  But after three years in the city, Dr Davies decided to give RAHC a call and get back to the bush.

Francis Leung

Melbourne-based General Practitioner, Dr Francis Leung, has completed seven three-week placements in the Northern Territory for RAHC.