Hey folks, this is important news.
I live in a rural village, 40 Kms from both Bowral and Moss Vale. We have a population of 1206 people within the village, and 1901 in the total district (approx 5 Km radius) - based on 2006 ABS Census data.
We used have a Doctor's surgery open 3 part days per week. But at least we did not have to drive to Bowral or Moss Vale. Anyway, that arrangement ceased about 4 months ago.
The locals signed petitions and contacted local politicians (as you do). Not much help.
Now I have heard that a Doctor who has a Medical Practise in Bowral will open up in the old consulting rooms - and it will be staffed 5 days a week.
It might be too good to be true. But lets hope this story does prove to be true.
Having gone to a meeting last night of the CANWin Transition Shire movement, where we saw a film called "The End of Suburbia", and afterwards discussed the future need for local communities to be self-sufficient, the idea of not having to drive 80 Kms (round trip) to visit the Doctor is great news to me - and to many other residents of Robertson.