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Dr Matthew Wood and wife Dr Camilla Lyttle will race in Ironman Australia while fellow ED doctors Matt Davenport and Alex Koob will compete in the 70.3 event. Dr Dawn Martin and CNS Simon Ross will coordinate the medical tent for the events.

ED staff race and support Ironman Australia event

May 04, 2024

Hasting Macleay Clinical Network Emergency Director Dr Dawn Martin and Clinical Nurse Specialist Simon Ross will be keeping a close medical eye on thousands of competitors in the Ironman Australia event in Port Macquarie this weekend.

The pair has coordinated the Medical Team at the popular sporting event since 2016 with Dr Martin as the clinical director and Simon coordinating the volunteers.

The event attracts about 2,700 athletes, including several hundred from overseas, and features a grueling 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and 42.2 run.

More than 300 volunteers provide expert medical attention to the athletes throughout the day. These include medical officers, nurses, physiotherapists, administration staff and paramedical students.

The medical tent is designed as a mini-Emergency Department (ED) with a triage system on arrival and provides a range of care from rehydration to resuscitation.

Among this year’s competitors in the Ironman are ED registrars and husband and wife powerhouse Dr Matthew Wood and Dr Camilla Lyttle. Fellow ED doctors Matt Davenport and Alex Koob will contest the Half Ironman event.

Best of luck to all competitors!

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