Nicki journeys from bagpipes to babies



NICKI Murdock loved Australia so much she decided to move from Scotland to Queensland, and yesterday she started work as a paediatrician at Gladstone's Mater Hospital.

After working in paediatrics in Scotland for 11 years she travelled to Australia in 1998 and worked in Melbourne for one year.

When Dr Murdock returned to Scotland she found she missed Australia and its climate.

Four years ago she came to sunny Queensland and has been working as a general practitioner at Emu Park since.

Dr Murdock will work at the Mater Hospital once a fortnight.

"Most of the work will be in school age children,'' Dr Murdock said.

"I've had six referrals already so I think I will be very busy.''

Mater Hospital general manager Pam Zions said the hospital had not had a paediatrician for a couple of years and the community would benefit greatly from Ms Murdock's employment.



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