Friday, May 8, 2009

Medivac to Cairns, Australia

Part of the job of being a nurse in PNG is to evacuate patients via plane to other medical fascilities where patients can get further medical care. Usually the medivacs are to Cairns, Australia, but sometimes go to Port Morseby (capital of PNG), or Lae.

Dr. Tanya (from Switzerland) and I arriving home from a medivac to Cairns, Australia. We were pretty exhausted. We were going to leave at 545am, but ended up in the runway for an hour due to fog. The flight itself took about 2 1/2 to 3 hours, but we were home by 6 pm.

What was so amazing to me when we were in Australia it seemed like we were in such another world. How in a couple hours time could you be in such a different world?
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