Keeping Australia Alive

A landmark documentary event capturing the Australian health system in one snapshot. The story of who we are, what we value and how we live and die.

Genre: Documentary

Country: Australia

Duration: 58 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2016

IMDb: 0

Season 1 - Keeping Australia Alive
"The Australian health system in one snapshot. From the thin blue line on the pregnancy test to the flat line on the ECG, this episode examines the role of our health system in our lives from cradle to grave."
"With a health system as vast as Australia's, a postcode can mean the difference between life and death. Archie Lauriston places the lives of both his wife AND daughter into the hands of the medicos for complex surgery."
"Annie & Gerry from Perth face a tough day as Annie is wheeled into theatre to have a double mastectomy; Larry McArthur is obese & hopes to change his life when he undergoes gastric sleeve surgery."
"In Boigu, the most northern island in the Torres Straits, a machete injury comes in from PNG. Meanwhile, a patient is rushed to emergency in Melbourne suffering severe internal burns after an electrical accident."
"As medical research advances, we look at the future of the health system through children in treatment. 10 years ago baby Jada would not have survived... today she's a normal little girl."