Local doctors set to return

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

DOCTORS are set to return to Toodyay at the end of next month.

Toodyay shire councillors voted 7-0 at a special meeting this month to accept a new contract with a general practitioner to reopen the town’s Alma Beard Medical Centre on Monday March 27.

This follows a shock decision by the Northam-based Wheatbelt Health Network to close the town’s only surgery last November.

Councillors voted to offer a free five-year deal – same as previously – for doctors to resume providing medical services at the ratepayer-owned facility.

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