Sky-high loyalty, and the locals who lack it

A PATIENT visiting from interstate was brought to my surgery acutely unwell.

I did my best to get him better. He was pleased with his recovery despite needing to be on several medications indefinitely.

He informed me that I was now officially anointed as his guardian angel. From then on, he visited my surgery in Adelaide twice a year, making the 518km trip (one way) from Broken Hill.

I advised him that it would be prudent, not to mention practical, to find a GP closer to home but he resisted. When he didn’t feel fit to drive, he