All stations are equipped with small, comprehensive medical suites.

Medical facilities include:

  • consultation and examination room
  • small operating theatre and dental suite
  • well-stocked pharmacy
  • diagnostic laboratory

In emergencies, expeditioners may assist the station medical practitioner. These expeditioners have done special training 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.

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