Deadly serious honour for Medicare Local

A Medicare Local that helped transport Indigenous patients to hospitals and GP clinics after they were evacuated during the Queensland flood disaster has been nominated for a Deadly.

The Wide Bay Medicare Local team is one of five finalists for the Deadly Health award, the national competition that celebrates the work of some of the nation’s highest achievers in the Indigenous community.

Kylie McCartney, a team member with the organisation, said they spent countless hours helping out at evacuation centres and attending to the health