Doctors apply to re-open medical centre


By Michael Sinclair-Jones
AT LEAST one doctor with local experience is understood to have applied to the Shire of Toodyay to help re-open town’s Alma Beard Medical Centre early next year.

The local GP surgery was forced to close at the end of last month after the Northam-based Wheatbelt Health Network announced in August that it could no longer afford to keep the centre open due to rising costs.

Local blood tests and physiotherapy services have also ceased, and patients now have to travel 27km to Northam for the next nearest available treatment.

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