Shire fights to save doctors

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

HIGH-LEVEL talks to attract new doctors to Toodyay are underway after last month’s shock revelation that the town’s medical centre will close by the end of November.

GP service provider Wheatbelt Health Network announced at the end of last month that it would cease operating in Toodyay “no later than November 30”.

Toodyay’s medical crisis was due to be raised with Federal National Party leaders at a state party conference in Perth last month and at a WA Local Government Association State Council meeting on September 8-9.

The Northam-based Wheatbelt Health Network provides Toodyay with two part-time GPs and one part-time nurse practitioner who operate as independent contractors.

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