Boyanup Residents Are Calling For Their Own Doctors Surgery

Calling all Doctors!


Georgie Marr

9 July 2019

Georgie Marr

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Boyanup residents have begun a grassroots campaign in the hopes they might be able to attract a doctor to the area. 

The campaign follows news that a two-year-old plan for a new doctors surgery was no longer going to happen. 

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According to 2016 Census data, the average age for Boyanup's 1200 residents is 44 with 16 per cent over 65 and 20.5 per cent under 14. 

With a rapidly ageing population, some residents believe a GP will soon be a necessity. Their last chance at a new doctors surgery could rest in the hands of one generous resident willing to put up his vacant lot for a new medical centre.

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 Pharmacist Chen Ooi has been waiting for a doctors surgery for five years and is more than happy to offer up his vacant lot to anyone willing to provide the town with a medical centre. 

The residents are hoping that placing their signs near busy roads and areas will peak the interest of an available doctor. 

Stay tuned for updates! 

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