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Dr Tony Redmond - Frontline: Saving Lives in War, Disaster & Disease

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The Holroyd Community Theatre

Off Station Road

Weston Rhyn

SY10 7SZ

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Dr Tony Redmond talks about his new memoir Frontline and his extraordinary career dealing with medical emergencies across the world.

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Join us for an evening in the company of Dr Tony Redmond as he talks about his new memoir Frontline and his extraordinary career dealing with medical emergencies across the world.

Tony Redmond is one of the few truly good people you will ever meet.

His is a story of tireless hard work and astonishing bravery across wars, refugee crises, air crashes, earthquakes, typhoons, volcanoes, and disease outbreaks for over thirty years. Featuring stories of hope and redemption, as well as untold suffering and mismanagement, this unique account could only have been written one who has for decades performed incredible feats of altruism.

His raw, honest book takes the reader from the wards of Manchester's Nightingale hospital to Kosovo, from Sierra Leone's Ebola outbreak to Kashmir, and from Haiti to the Philippines, finding its author risking life and limb to help those affected by events beyond their control.

But while humanitarian work and medicine require an innate goodness, not all those involved have benign motives. And saving lives requires difficult choices: between the desire to relieve suffering and the need to weigh up the context. Too often medical aid is found wanting, doing more harm than good.

How are life-or-death choices made in the heat of the moment? What are the consequences of your action, or inaction? Is it better at times to do nothing? How do you live with yourself if you want to help but can't? This is a frank account of the personal toll - physical, mental and social - frontline medicine levies on those who choose to do it. But ultimately, it offers a tale of optimism, persistence and triumph over adversity, speaking to the resilience and fortitude of those who help and those whose lives they save.

Frontline is Tony Redmond's extraordinary story.

Event Format:

Author talk followed by audience Q&A and book signing.

Ticket Options:

£8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Frontline) or £16 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Frontline).

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The Holroyd Community Theatre is accessed off the Gledrid junction of the A5 north of Oswestry and is sign posted off Station Road. Ample on-site parking is available. The Theatre foyer has a bar where pre-event refreshments can be purchased.

NB The event will start at 7.30pm. Doors open at 6.45am

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UK & Ireland Independent Bookshop of the Year 2015

We are an award winning independent bookshop and cafe in the border market town of Oswestry in Shropshire. Hosting a regular programme of author talks, book signings and themed events is an important and exciting part of what we do. 

Tickets for all our events are available from the shop or online via Eventbrite.

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