Surgery Ship

1 ship. Thousands of people with life threatening illness.
A team of medics facing life and death decisions.

Commissioned by SBS Australia, Supported by Screen Australia, Screen NSW & Documentary Australia Foundation

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Mercy Ships

A team of volunteer doctors and nurses are sailing to the poorest nations onearth. This year they will face the most severe of medical issues, not seen inother parts of the world. Huge tumours left to grow unchecked, massivedeformities and more. But the medical challenges are only half of thestory.

They will confront ethical decisions as they decide who will be helped andwho will not. This is a searing, complex journey for the volunteer medics, asthey deal with life and death cases – and balance the fates of these patientsin their hands.

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