Rural health at crisis point as towns go without local doctors, fund their own medical practice

Rural health at crisis point as towns go without local doctors, fund their own medical practice

Rural health at crisis point as towns go without local doctors, fund their own medical practice/ By Rachel McGhee, Angel Parsons, and Julia André Packing up his car for another arduous journey, Paul Lane is spending his precious final years travelling long distances to get treatment for the pain caused by terminal liver cancer. Key points: - Moura has not had a permanent GP since December, with residents resorting to telehealth or driving 65km to Biloela - The National Rural Health Alliance says there is a persistent maldistribution of health professionals in Australia - The Coalition and Labor have made identical election commitments to lure medical professionals beyond the cities The 47-year-old was diagnosed in November and he and his wife make the two-hour drive from their Moura home in …
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