CheckUP joins collaborative Deadly Ears clinic in Torres Strait

Photo of large group of people including children at the Horn Island Deadly Ears clinic.

CheckUP joined HAP-EE Hearing Australia and Starlight Children's Foundation Australia in the Torres Strait Islands last week (8-11 March) for Deadly Ears clinics.

The Deadly Ears team saw 57 children across four days and three different islands!

Monday - Darnley Island Clinic

  • Darnley Island
  • Yorke Island
  • Murray Island

Tuesday – Badu Island Clinic

  • St Paul’s
  • Badu Island

Wednesday – Horn Island Clinic

  • Dauan Island
  • Biogu Island
  • Saibai Island
  • Horn Island

Thursday – Horn Island Clinic

  • Warraber Island
  • Yam Island

CheckUP's Eye and Ear Surgical Support Services Senior Coordinator Jacqui Hawgood also went to Thursday Island, alongside Denise Newman from Hearing Australia, to tour Thursday Island Hospital and Thursday Island Primary Health Care Centre, and discuss hearing health services.

Aeroplane wing and view of crystal blue waters as the plan goes of the Torres Strait