Tiwi Islands

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2 travelers at this place:

  • Day18

    A few random photos and thoughts

    November 29, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 32 °C

    My impression of the people here - healthier than the desert people although they still have their health issues. They seem happier too, known for their smiles.
    It is supposed to be a dry community but you can buy a limited amount of mid strength beer cans from the Club. You do have to get an alcohol permit if you want to bring alcohol to the Island.
    It is a pretty island but Flinders is prettier and you can actually swim in the sea on Flinders. I loved the tropical experience but was thankful for the air conditioning.
    It's a busy clinic but has lovely doctors, nurses, health workers and Tiwi support staff
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  • Day11

    Made it to Bathurst Island

    September 24, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Did PCIS (computerised clinical record system) training for 4 hours this morning. Hooly Dooly - scary!! I think she just tried to show me too much at once.
    At 2pm RAHC lady picked me up from the hotel and we then went to Darwin airport to pick up my Remote Educator, Jenny Nolan. We then went to smaller part of the airport to Fly Tiwi airlines ✈
    20 minute flight later we landed at Nguiu and picked up by Clinic Manager.
    Both lovely people, making me feel welcome.
    After settling into our house Jenny and I went for a walk down to the water.
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  • Day12

    First day on the job

    September 25, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    First day- met the staff, all very lovely. Did a drive around of the town, pretty big really with a "highway" and "suburbs".
    I have an Aboriginal Health Practitioner who knows what she's doing 👍. I have the Child Health job, loving it.
    Glad I have my RE with me to help me through the computer program and helping to orientate me, she's been here before.
    After work went to one of the 2 shops- the " New" shop.
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  • Day15

    The army comes to town

    September 28, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    The army paid a visit to the local school today.

    Made it through the first week at work. Jenny left today. Colleen my experienced AHP and Trish, the trainee and I made a good team.
    Getting to know some of the streets around town.
    Survived 2nd on-call last night, wasn't required.

  • Day17


    September 30, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Nguiu used to be a Mission. There are a few statues of Mary around the place. The church buildings are still here.
    It also has significance in the bombing of Darwin in the war. It was people here who warned Darwin of the planes.
    The old clinic is over the road and used to called a hospital.

  • Day24

    Relaxing weekend

    October 7, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    Update on the resuscitation Wednesday night- family turned his machines off Friday, the community held a Mass for him. I didn't go.
    Getting used to the Child Health role, getting through assessments faster now. Started a Growth Action Plan on a child.
    I had to tell the Manager I couldn't do 1st on-call Friday night - it stresses me so much I don't eat and just sit on the couch waiting - not good. Apparently Child Health doesn't have to do it anyway. I'm fine with 2nd 😀 though. As it turns out I was crook Friday night, felt better by Saturday lunch time. Feeling good today.
    Went for a walk about 4-ish for more photos, still pretty hot
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  • Day27

    My workplace - the clinic

    October 10, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    A few pics of the inside of the clinic. It has woman's side and men's side. It's great that it has a good pharmacy room with an employed Pharmacy Assistant. Also have a resident Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health nurse, 4 doctors-1 or 2 are Registrar GP's. Plus quite a few Aboriginal Health Practitioners.
    Some other portfolios are Chronic Disease nurse, Midwife, my Child Health role plus the acute nurses also have some roles like Rheumatic Heart Disease, School Age health, Women's Business. Many visiting specialists come and go too.
    It's quite a large, busy clinic.
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