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Staying well in Wilcannia

The RFDS SE Section conducts three clinics a week  in the small Central Darling town of Wilcannia.

Held at the multipurpose centre, a GP and other specialists see patients every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.The RFDS senior medical officer for primary care, Dr John Wenham, says the team departs Broken Hill Base about 7.45am, making the 196km trip in about half an hour.Indigenous Australians comprise about 80 per cent of the 700 residents who live there. Indigenous men in Wilcannia have a life expectancy of less than 37 years and women less than 43 years, according to a 2009 study of the town published by the Indigenous Law Bulletin.

 

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