Local government wants action on rural health shortages

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated May 6 2022 - 1:05am, first published May 5 2022 - 11:00pm
Mount Isa Mayor Danielle Slade has questioned the validity of government bonded placement schemes as a solution to the rural doctor shortage. Picture supplied.

"Help us to make rural and remote more attractive" - that's the call from western Queensland mayors grappling with the impact of the shortage of medical staff in the bush.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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