Fire response help from GPs

Blaxland GP Dr Sue Owen was one of a number of GPs called out to emergency evacuation centres last week to assist residents who had been forced from their homes.

“I was called in to the Springwood evacuation centre a couple of times. There were a few mild asthmatics with smoke inhalation among other things. There was also an elderly couple who I think had been evacuated from the place for the third time. They were very anxious.”