Local nurse heads to typhoon zones to help

JOHN Alldrick doesn’t know exactly where he’ll be in three days’ time but it won’t be pretty. 

He’s part of a medical team headed to one of the many remote areas in the Philippines that have had no medical attention in the weeks since Typhoon Haiyan raged.  

“I’m so excited. It’ll be really intense. I just can’t wait to go,” Mr Alldrick said.

As a senior nurse John will be with 15 nurses, paramedics and doctors who will provide primary medical care for 10 days.  

They are working with Medical Rescue and will be the third, or “Charlie”, deployment from Australia. 

Mr Alldrick held fund-raisers for the $1300 needed to pay for his air travel and supplies. He thanked Shoalhaven Hospital for its support as well as the community that gave so generously.

“I called my boss Wendy Fetchet and told her they wanted me. Straight away she said, ‘Just go,’” he said. 

“The hospital released me and covered my shifts, they’ve been great.”

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