Remote doctors need help overcoming GP shortage

The only doctor working in one of Victoria’s most remote towns is calling on the State and Federal Governments to do more to help relieve doctor shortages in rural areas. Sara Renwick-Lau owns the Mallacoota Medical Centre and struggles to attract GPs to the town, which is more than six hours drive from Melbourne, on the New South Wales border. Federal Assistant Minister for Rural Health David Gillespie last week announced a new streamlined $13 million Rural General Practice Grants program would replace the Rural Teaching Infrastructure Grants program in a bid to make accessing the money easier. The grant…
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