Medical facilities

Station medical team gathered around patient during operation
Station medical team undergoing refresher surgical training (Photo C. Hill)
Dental suiteDoctor giving injection to expeditionerOperating theatre at Mawson

All stations are equipped with small, comprehensive medical suites which are necessarily limited in capability.

Medical facilities include a consulting and examination room, a small operating theatre and dental suite, a well stocked pharmacy and small diagnostic laboratory.

The station medical practitioner is assisted in emergencies by expeditioners who have trained in Hobart to act as lay surgical assistants.

AAD Polar Medicine staff and a network of medical specialists around Australia are on call to provide medical advice if needed.

This page was last modified on 22 February 2011.