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ALL HANDS ON DECK: SA Ambulance Service clinical team leader Daniel Forrest, emergency department director Dr Umair Qazi and triage registered nurse Marilyn Hancock assess a patient at Mount Gambier Hospital.

MOUNT Gambier and district residents who experience a stroke will have access to expanded after-hours clinical support at the city’s hospital, which has been described by leading medical specialists as a “game-changer”.

Neurologists at metropolitan stroke units will now support stroke patients at the state’s 61 country hospitals via phone and videoconference 24 hours a day.

The new system is expected to


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