More doctors in New Year
Wimmera Health Care Group hopes two new doctors starting at Horsham’s Read Street Medical Clinic in January will ease the burden on people trying to get appointments to see doctors.
Wimmera Medical Centre manager Heather Parker said since the health group had taken over the clinic it had appointed a locum doctor, Dr Rais Siddiqi, to help meet demand.
She said Dr Siddiqi would be available until January 13 before the new male and female doctors started on January 15. “Dr Iain Loan and Dr Helen Loan will be working from the Read Street Medical Clinic for 12 months,” she said.
“We hope this will assist in reducing the delays people have been experiencing when trying to get in to see a doctor.”
Mrs Parker said people keen to make an appointment with the locum doctor, or with the new doctors starting on January 15, could call 5381 9090.