The Bleed that tested Australia’s health system


When Dr Bill Williams wife Gisela developed a sudden aneurysm in the middle of the desert it was a race against time to get her to the medical specialists that could save her. Forty percent of people in the same situation die within 24 hours but in spite of needing a race across the desert and plane flight to the nearest city 1500 kilometres away she did survive. Williams says her story is a testament to a public health system that in spite of underfunding still works in a crisis.

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