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Local medics up-skill on obstetrics
Local medics up-skill on obstetrics

The course was planned and organised by the Bega Garnbirringu Health Service and was held at the Rural Clinical School.

During the course, participants were given the chance to up-skill on basic scanning and obstetrics, but the course was not designed to replace radiological services.

Bega general practitioner Dr Paula Kearns said the “essential” course had been planned over the past 18 months.

“We are limited in Kalgoorlie in terms of scanning opportunities – it is incredibly overbooked,” Dr Kearns said.

“For patients who don’t have private cover … they have to wait a long duration to get their scan at the hospital and sometimes they can’t get an appointment in the time frame. So it is really good to be able to offer the scan on the day.”