Why no two days are the same for this GP on Thursday Island

'It’s not unusual for a turtle or a coconut tree to play a pivotal role'


GP Dr Alex Hofer (pictured) has traded in city traffic for a morning commute on a helicopter or ferry.

Alex Hofer

Two years ago I moved to Thursday Island for a remote, tropical adventure.

Thursday Island is one of 274 islands that lie between the northern tip of Queensland and Papua New Guinea.

The blue azure waters, laid-back lifestyle and close-knit community provide a wonderful backdrop to practise interesting and logistically challenging medicine.