Earbus Foundation has acquired a Mercedes Sprinter Bus from South Australia where it was used by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as a training resource for surgeons. The Bus will be used by Earbus Clinical team for visits to WA’s SW starting with Djidi Djidi school in Bunbury in early 2018. In its previous life the bus was used by the RACS as a mobile laparoscopic surgery training resource.
The SW Earbus will be relicensed for WA on-road use in December then decorated with art from Djidi Djidi students in the new year. The art work will be digitalised by Indigenous creative agency Galimbaa in Queensland and then applied to the new bus early in 2018. The Aboriginal artwork was chosen from student designs and will give the bus a local identity and connection.
The Sprinter was driven safely across the Nullarbor to its new home by adventurous Earbus staffer Shirley South (pictured above) and Earbus friend and supporter Veronica Caporn.