Long-term doctors appointed at Eyre Peninsula

Residents in Mid-Eyre communities will continue to have access to medical services and continuity of care thanks to the engagement of four locum doctors to work as part of the Mid-Eyre Medical Practice.

The Mid-Eyre Medical Practice includes Cleve, Kimba, Elliston, and Cowell. It is currently also supporting Wudinna.

Two of the newly retained locum General Practitioners (GPs) will service the Cleve and Kimba Medical Centres, and Cleve, Kimba and Cowell hospitals.

A further two new locum GPs have been retained to service the Elliston and Wudinna medical clinics, and Elliston and Wudinna hospitals.

The four new locum GPs will commence provision of services this month.

The Rural Doctors Workforce Agency, on behalf of Eyre and Far North Local Health Network (EFNLHN), is in the process of recruiting a GP who intends to move to Kimba later in 2023 to work as part of the Mid-Eyre Medical Practice.

Quotes attributable to EFNLHN CEO, Verity Paterson

It is our priority to ensure Eyre Peninsula residents have access to consistent, high-quality health care.

Although primary care, including GP services, are the primary responsibility of the Commonwealth, we are pleased to be able to continue to offer services using a locum workforce.

More GPs are required to ensure improved access for all communities. These longer-term locums will assist with continuity of care while we continue our efforts to recruit GPs who will live and work on Eyre Peninsula.

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