A friend of mine travels from Mount Barker to the Women and Childrens so that is not too bad, perhaps when you have an actual date for arriving they will be moreinterested. When you have booked your tickets contact them again and see. He can always if all else fails join an agency like NASANSB, as he can do NICU, Paeds and adults he will not be short of work. I regularly get work at Flinders NICU and I don't do ventilator so someone that can do it all should be fine.
Good luck and keep us updated