At the hospital, we are so far 'downstream' that we are practically out to sea. Essentially, we patch the kids up, keep them from dying, and make an attempt at educating the child's parents about what has happened and why. It is grossly inadequate when almost everything that we see is preventable.
Victoria Smith is a final-year medical student and an aspiring GP passionate about Indigenous health.
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