In the thick of a changing climate - Locum sees vulnerability of rural health services

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In the thick of a changing climate - Locum sees vulnerability of rural health services

Virginia
McMillan
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What happens to your emergency patients when the ambulance can’t travel and weather restricts helicopter access, asks Robin Barraclough [Image: NZD]

A run of weather-induced crises has struck New Zealand in recent times and will only increase, says a locum doctor working in the thick of it. Virginia McMillan reports

These events are not isolated, and they’re not going away but becoming much more common and severe Specialist GP Robin Barraclough’s patient had , Robin Barraclough, Locum Robin Barraclough has worked in several small rural hospitals when floods struck [Image: Supplied]