Hero of the day – Dr Rob Carson

Hero - Dr Rob Carson
Hero - Dr Rob Carson

Boy falls off bike.

Boy has a headache.

Boy’s headache worsens.

Mum is a nurse and whips him to the local country hospital.

Boy begins to fall in and out of consciousness.

Doctor recognises bleeding on the brain. “Bugger – I’m only a GP. I’ll phone a neuro surgeon in Melbourne”.

Neuro surgeon tells doctor to drill a hole in boys head.

Doctor grabs his Black and Decker fitted with a 10mm drill bit and goes to work.

Boy survives.

Boy turns thirteen the next day.

Everyone happy, and alive.

Doctor a hero.

Listen to the interview with Dr Rob Carson, GP.