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Title Australian Story: The Beat Goes On
Published Australia : ABC, 2017
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Summary Anyone who lives in the bush knows it's nearly impossible to get the same level of medical care as you can in the city. In fact, if you suffer from heart disease and live regionally, you're 44 percent more likely to die than your urban counterparts.<br /><br />Australian Story catches up with the latest on Dr Rolf Gomes, the engineer-cum-cardiologist who came up with an ambitious idea to "revolutionise" rural medicine. Last year, Australian Story first followed Dr Gomes' mobile cardiology clinic as it travelled across Queensland, meeting and treating many of the local characters whose problems might otherwise have gone undiagnosed. <br /><br />Back then, his 'Heart Bus' hit a roadblock when the Queensland government rejected his offer to partner to expand the service. Rather than retreat, Dr Gomes fought back and has now "risen from the ashes", thanks to a seven-figure donation from a like-minded philanthropist. Now the Heart Bus is set to service even more people, treat more diseases and and travel to more places
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2017-05-29 at 20:01:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Angiography -- Digital techniques.
Blood pressure -- Measurement.
Medical care.
Medicine, Rural -- Practice.
Physician and patient -- Psychological aspects.
Physician and patient.
Physicians (General practice)
Physicians -- Biography.
Physicians -- Psychology.
Form Streaming video
Author Barron, Andrew, contributor
Blacket, Bob, contributor
Blacklet, Bob, contributor
Boynton, Patrick, contributor
Cain, Lester, contributor
Gomes, Bruce, contributor
Gomes, Kylie, contributor
Gomes, Rolf, contributor
Gomes, Sylvia, contributor
Jackson, Sharon, contributor
Jackson, Sharron, contributor
Marshall, Desley, contributor
Smith, Jimmy, contributor
Stewart, Donna, contributor
Thomae, Merryn, contributor
Walters, Darren, contributor