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Final Call
ABC  |  March 5, 2018
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Outback nurse Gayle Woodford was working alone at night on call in the remote South Australian community of Fregon when a man came to her door asking for Panadol. Moments later she had vanished. "I knew she was in trouble," said her husband Keith Woodford who woke up the next morning to an empty bed. "I just knew". The discovery of Gayle's body in a shallow grave three days later threw the tightknit community of Fregon into freefall and ignited a debate about the security of remote area nurses working alone. In an effort to ensure they stay protected, a grassroots campaign began with the goal of introducing Gayle's Law into every parliament in the country. In this Australian Story exclusive, we hear from Gayle Woodford's husband and work colleagues for the first time and about the issues they hope can be resolved in the aftermath of her death. Introduced by Skye Kakoschke-Moore, former Senator for South Australia.

Outback nurse Gayle Woodford was working alone at night on call in the remote South Australian community of Fregon when a man came to her door asking for Panadol. Moments later she had vanished. "I knew she was in trouble," said her husband Keith Woodford who woke up the next morning to an empty bed. "I just knew". The discovery of Gayle's body in a shallow grave three days later threw the tightknit community of Fregon into freefall and ignited a debate about the security of remote area nurses working alone. In an effort to ensure they stay protected, a grassroots campaign began with the goal of introducing Gayle's Law into every parliament in the country. In this Australian Story exclusive, we hear from Gayle Woodford's husband and work colleagues for the first time and about the issues they hope can be resolved in the aftermath of her death. Introduced by Skye Kakoschke-Moore, former Senator for South Australia.

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