One ship. Thousands of people suffering life-threatening illness. A team of Australian medics facing life and death decisions.
A team of volunteer Australian medics are sailing to the poorest nations on earth. This year they will face the most severe of medical issues, not seen in other parts of the world. Huge tumours left to grow unchecked, massive deformities and more. But the medical challenges are only half of the story. They will confront ethical decisions as they decide who will be helped and who will not. This is a searing, complex journey for the volunteer medics, as they deal with life and death cases – and balance the fates of these patients in their hands.
The Surgery Ship 8-part series returns to SBS at 2pm on Monday to Thursday from 25 November to 5 December.