A true blue fish tale - Interview with Dr John Edington, director of intensive care, Bendigo Hospital

Dr John Edington: IT WAS Good Friday. Fish is in on Friday, of course!

I was not on call but we ran a retrieval service. We provided a doctor to go in the ambulance. We didn’t have a helicopter service in those days. I wasn’t on call for a retrieval either. The guy who was phoned me up and said that they had phoned from Kerang to say that there was a patient with a fish in his throat.

“Of course,” I said, “you mean a fish bone?”

“No, a fish.”

And he wanted some advice as to whether he should take the surgeon, or ask the