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Disaster experts to speak at Nhill

Two of Australia’s leading medical experts in disaster response will speak on their international experiences when they visit the Wimmera tomorrow night.
Dr Malcolm Johnston-Leek and Dr Annette Holian will be guests at West Wimmera Health Service annual meeting at Nhill Community Centre, starting at 8pm.
The doctors are attached to Darwin’s National Critical Care and Trauma Response Service, which established in 2005 after the Bali bombings. Both are also military reservists.
Health services chief executive John Smith said both doctors were outstanding leaders in their fields and had extensive experience in responding to man-made or natural disasters.
“Discussing their experiences in countries such as East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Afghanistan – as well as dealing with disasters within Australia – will make for a fascinating evening,” he said.
Dr Johnston-Leek is an emergency physician with experience in disaster response and management, from Port Arthur shootings in Tasmania to Queensland floods. He also has extensive experience in pre-hospital care, including working in aviation medicine, both fixed and rotary wing, and retrieval medicine.
He has been deployed four times with the Army Reserve and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
He has helped build relationships between Darwin Hospital and Sanglah Hospital in Bali, where many Bali bombing victims received treatment after the blasts.

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