New doctor to provide full range of medical services

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

DOCTORS will return to Toodyay at the end of May or early June.

Local physiotherapy and pathology services are also due to resume.

Former local practitioner Dr Akeem Lawal has signed a five-year contract with the Shire of Toodyay to re-open the town’s currently vacant Alma Beard Medical Centre.

Dr Lawal provided medical services at the Toodyay surgery last year until the Northam-based Wheatbelt Health Network announced its shock closure last November.

A lack of sufficient Federal Government funding through the national Medicare rebate scheme was blamed for the closure.

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