‘Yeah, I’m depressed’: Doctor’s despair as flood aftermath leaves him $500,000 in debt

Dr Ken Gudmundsen says he’s still not back in his practice as he waits on funds to help rebuild
Dr Ken Gudmundsen.

Today marks one year since record-breaking floods swept through the NSW Northern Rivers region. But time has stood still since then for Lismore dermatologist Dr Ken Gudmundsen.

Here he describes his despair, depression and financial losses of more than half a million dollars, as he waited — and waited — for financial assistance, to trickle in to rebuild.