RAN: Remote Area Nurse

Season 1 Episode 1

The Coral Age

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Jan 05, 2006 on SBS One
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The Coral Age
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Helen Tremain returns to the remote island where she has worked for the last five years as a RAN (remote area nurse). Helen feels a strong connection to the island and its people, she feels this place is now her only home.

Helen is the only member of her family left after the death of her mother. But after returning, Helen realises the island isn't as peaceful as she remembers. There is rebellion amongst the indigenous health workers and the community after a disasterous substitute health worker was employed on the island.

Then there is Myrtle, an intellectually disabled woman who is pregnant yet again to another anonymous male. Myrtle wants to have the baby on the island despite her knowledge of the rules set by the health department against this move, Myrtle pleads with Helen.

Helen helps Myrtle deliver the baby in secret - a move that threatens her career. But Helen needs the help of Paul, the chief health worker who has gone walkabout and his sister Nancy.

Helen's faces the sack when her plan is discovered by the visiting doctor.moreless

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