Ear doctors arrive today

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By Mike Puia

TWO ear surgeons accompanied by an Anaesthetist and a nurse, all from Australia, will arrive in the country today on a two week visit.

The two surgeons, Douglas Buchanan and Tim Baker, are specialists in the ear.

The visit is part of regular visits pay by Australian surgeons to the National Referral Hospital (NRH) offering support to units within the NRH that lacks specialised people to look after and lacks proper equipment.

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The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) unit within the NRH one other unit that lacks specialised doctors to look after and even lacks equipment.

The team will spend the first eight days, starting today, in the ENT. The team will then travel and spend the next five days in Kilu’ufi on Malaita Province.

Clinical nurse in charge of the ENT unit, Mary Loduha, confirmed local nurses will only be supporting the visiting team through screening and prepare patients to meet members of the team.

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