Doctors ready to settle in Allora
AS plenty of rural town medical practices sit empty waiting to attract a doctor it seems Allora has stood out from the rest, as two doctors have put up their hands; all they require is a building.
Allora Pharmacist and Medical Centre Taskforce chairman Jon Constable met with Federal Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Education and LNP Queensland Senator Brett Mason yesterday about the doctor crisis.
Mr Constable said Allora currently had two doctors with their sights set on the country town, with one available as soon as necessary.
“We would be the only rural town that has two doctors that want to come here but no building at this point,” Mr Constable said.
One doctor is willing to operate from the existing building once available separate to the Condamine Medical Centre as long as a better facility is provided for both doctors to operate a practice.
The two doctors have also suggested they would be willing to service the Killarney community down the track as the second practitioner should be available later in the year.
Mr Scott said they were in Allora yesterday to hear where the community was at with regards to getting a permanent doctor and providing a suitable service.
“These doctors are the perfect way to help Allora (and potentially Killarney) – that would become a win-win situation for both communities,” Mr Scott said.
Mr Scott said he was right behind the project and said it had to be resolved quickly as it had already been too long.
“This community deserves to have its own doctor,” Mr Scott said. “While we wait for Federal funding the current facility should be provided so they can provide this important service.
“For me the good news is there are two doctors who are willing to come to Allora now we have got to get the process of getting a building avail-able.”