‘I hadn’t worked in emergency for 40 years’: GP leaves his practice to work as a locum 3000km from home

Long-time Geelong GP Dr Frank Scheelings said there were confronting moments.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Dr Frank Scheelings.

Ready to retire from solo practice in Geelong, but not wanting to hang up his stethoscope, Dr Frank Scheelings headed 3000km north to work as a locum in remote Indigenous towns.

The 71-year-old wanted to learn more about something of which he only knew a little.