Rural GPs under pressure as people relocate to holiday homes

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 26 Mar 2020, 2:00PM
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Rural GPs under pressure as people relocate to holiday homes

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 26 Mar 2020, 2:00PM

Rural GPs are under immense pressure to keep up with patient demand.

The Rural General Practice Network is calling for Covid-19 testing stations to be set up immediately, to cater for not only locals, but also an influx of out-of-towners.

Chair Fiona Bolden told Mike Hosking people relocating to baches is just adding to the problem.

She says already the rural workforce is stretched trying to meet demand within their community.

Bolden says there simply aren't enough resources to cope with the number of people relocating to baches.

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