CheckUP Regional Coordinator-Far North Nelson Lee has been working closely with Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service (TCHHS) to provide Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists to remote areas in Cape York where the need is high and the waiting lists are long.

CheckUP and TCHHS worked together to obtain the services of Canberra-based ENT specialist Dr Pham.

As Canberra Hospital’s Director of ENT surgery Dr Pham was more than willing to provide outreach services in Far North Queensland.

A team of clinicians, including TCHHS ENT coordinator Denise Newman and Cairns Audiology Group’s Mathew Del Favero, spent a week in late May visiting Cooktown and Weipa.

They reviewed over 100 patients; many of them children and assessed hearing in addition to checking their ear health.