GP clinic ruled out for city hospital

REVIEW CHANGES MOVES SLOWLY: Country Health SA regional director Jayne Downs stands in the emergency department at Mount Gambier Hospital.

A SOUTH East health chief has ruled out locating a general practitioner clinic at the Mount Gambier Hospital to ease pressure on its emergency department.

This comes as new figures show more than 19,000 people attended the emergency department in the last financial year.

The GP clinic was mooted by Grant District Mayor Richard Sage at a recent council meeting given it could reduce costs to the hospital and speed up


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