CODE FOR DOCTOR
Whenever I hear about the
Royal Flying Doctor Service, I remember one of my uncles who was a doctor in the Netherlands. The first time we met, he told me that he and his colleagues were intrigued about the medical coding system the service uses. As my mother was an ex-nurse, she took great pride in saying that the code had been devised by a bush nurse in Western Australia. John Flynn’s “mantle of safety” would never exist if it weren’t for the unique synergy of everyone involved.
MICHAEL WOUTERS, BUNDABERG, QLD