Guyra Medical Services

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SpeakersColless The Hon Rick; Della Bosca The Hon John
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The Hon. RICK COLLESS: My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Health. What efforts have been made to recruit a general practitioner visiting medical officer to Guyra in light of the recent resignation of the town's sole resident general practitioner, Dr Martin Danke, owing to the continued failure of the Government to recruit a second local doctor to share the workload? Will the Minister advise what interim provisions are in place to service the medical needs of the more than 4,000 residents of the Guyra Local Government Area? When can local residents expect the appointment of a full-time doctor and visiting medical officer?

The Hon. JOHN DELLA BOSCA: I will obtain an answer to the question and provide it to the Hon. Rick Colless as quickly as possible.