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11-10-2018, 04:19 AM
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600 Pairs of Thongs for Remote Patients

More than 600 pairs of thongs are heading to remote communities on the Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait to make sure barefoot patients can board flights to access health care.

Nurses sparked the idea of a thong donation drive after incidents where patients arrived for flights without appropriate footwear and were unable to board.

Cook MP Cynthia Lui said the donation would allow a stock of thongs to be stored at airports and health care centres in the state's north, so they could be provided to clients and patients before they boarded flights.

"People who turn up without appropriate footwear are often unable to board their scheduled flights to access necessary health care in larger centres," she said.

"Without footwear, they miss their flights and their entire travel plans and clinical appointments must be rescheduled.



https://www.smh.com.au/politics/quee...10-p508ul.html
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11-10-2018, 04:36 AM
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Re: 600 Pairs of Thongs for Remote Patients

Haha I thought you were talking about skimpy underwear!
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11-10-2018, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by AnnieS ->
Haha I thought you were talking about skimpy underwear!
So did I
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11-10-2018, 05:08 AM
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Me too!
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11-10-2018, 05:16 AM
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Me Too .....
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11-10-2018, 05:46 AM
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Ha! And me too.
I glanced at Bruce's thread title and thought he meant the 'patients' were remote as in 'forgetful' and the thongs were a precaution in case of toiletary "accidents". Lol.
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11-10-2018, 07:53 AM
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Me to, I didn't know there were sandals called Thongs!
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11-10-2018, 08:32 AM
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Re: 600 Pairs of Thongs for Remote Patients

They look like flipflops. I'm glad they're not our type of thongs, they're not comfy!
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11-10-2018, 09:51 AM
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Oh thongs!!!

But I do like the idea of wearing your knickers on your feet, brilliant!
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11-10-2018, 09:58 AM
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I don't understand why people who are walking around barefoot are unable to board a plane. They can obviously get to the airport OK so what's stopping them?
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