Rural health at crisis point as towns go without local doctors, fund their own medical practice
- The crisis in rural health continues which is apparent in the decreased number of midwives, dentists, allied health workers, occupational therapists, etc. in Australia.
- Dr. Michael Mbaogu considers GP understaffing a perennial problem across the nation.
- Both the Labor and the Coalition made commitments to attract medical professionals outside the cities.
- The Rural Doctors Association of Australia hopes that the commitments could change the crisis in the healthcare sector.