TC Winston

Australian medical team in Rakiraki

A 6-member Australian Medical Assistance team is currently assisting individuals whose injuries were caused by TC Winston in Rakiraki. The medical team arrived in the country on Tuesday evening. An Australian government spokesperson confirmed to Newswire that the team includes two doctors, two nurses and two advanced paramedics. The team has now arrived in Rakiraki […]

Staff Writers

February 26, 2016 10:36 am

A 6-member Australian Medical Assistance team is currently assisting individuals whose injuries were caused by TC Winston in Rakiraki.

The medical team arrived in the country on Tuesday evening.

An Australian government spokesperson confirmed to Newswire that the team includes two doctors, two nurses and two advanced paramedics.

The team has now arrived in Rakiraki and is working with local Fijian authorities and the Ministry of Health to provide urgent care and needs assessments.

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The Australian Medical team that departed for Rakiraki on Tuesday. Picture: Australia in Fiji/Facebook

The Australian Government is working closely with the Fijian Government on the response to Cyclone Winston.

The team are experts in remote practice, as well as emergency medical evacuation.  They are experienced in working from small facilities such as helicopters or mobile ambulances.

Further Australian assistance is subject to requests of the Fijian government, based on the needs of the local communities. The team is equipped and prepared for a maximum of 14 days.

The team was drawn from across Australia.  One doctor, 2 nurses and a paramedic came from Darwin, one paramedic came from Melbourne, and one doctor came from Sydney.

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