Wudinna GP Outreach Service May Start Soon

A GP outreach service for Wudinna residents may commence soon, if the recommendation is approved by the Eyre and Far North Local Health Network.


The council aims to commence the service during June this year if the plan is adopted at the health network's next board meeting.

The town's former GP, Dr. Scott Lewis, announced his resignation from the Wudinna Medical Practice in November last year, citing a lack of support from the state’s health system.

The Council says they have also engaged the services of a UK doctor recruiting agency to recruit a GP to come to Australia.

Wudinna District Council Mayor Eleanor Scholz says the service from the local hospital has been great after Dr. Lewis left the practice.

She says between locums and an outreach service, the council were looking for anything they could get.

"We understand that the outreach service means that it will be a regular service and it's the same doctor that would be coming to Wudinna, so people will have the opportunity to get to know one doctor, not have to repeat their history if there's a different one each time," she said.

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