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S1:E1 Original Feature

Thursday, 5 December at 1pm on 7TWO

One ship. Thousands of people suffering life-threatening illness. A team of Australian medics facing life and death decisions.

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S2:E1 The Power of Yes and No

Monday, 25 November at 2pm on SBS

The first episode of The Surgery Ship series is a powerful story of life and death as the hospital ship arrives in Cotonou, Benin.

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S2:E2 Skin Deep

Tuesday, 26 November at 2pm on SBS

The volunteer medics continue to select and treat extraordinary cases of medical need.

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S2:E3 Sea Change

Wednesday, 27 November at 2pm on SBS

Volunteers encounter a young baby whose mother has been ostracised because of her child’s ‘curse’.

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S2:E4 Gods and Monsters

Thursday, 28 November at 2pm on SBS

This episode explores cultural and religious factors that accompany the patient stories.

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S2:E5 Blood and Water

Monday, 2 December at 2pm on SBS

Medics travel to Guinea to find a previous patient and bring her back to the ship for critical surgery.

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S2:E6 The Long Road Home

Tuesday, 3 December at 2pm on SBS

The screening team travels up country to remote areas of Benin to find patients who need help.

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S2:E7 On The Frontline

Wednesday, 4 December at 2pm on SBS

The trials and triumphs of working in West Africa.

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S2:E8 Taking The Helm

Thursday, 5 December at 2pm on SBS

The volunteer crew members help train Beninese medics.

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About The Series

The Surgery Ship is a story about the intense ethical dilemmas faced by individual medics as they decide who they will help and who they will turn away, knowing that there is nowhere else for these people to go. Despite these complicated issues, The Surgery Ship is also a story about the every day heroism of both Africans and the volunteers and the human drive to rise above circumstances, to survive, and give the best of ourselves – even when there seems no end in sight.

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