Health | February 22, 2017
Horsham health services
Victorian Parliament - 22 February 2017 - Ms Kealy - Nine doctors have left Horsham since late 2016, resulting in patients waiting for up to a month for a routine medical appointment. This is putting enormous stress on local people with chronic disease, who cannot get prescriptions for medications they need. It is also placing immense burden on the hospital, with emergency department presentations increasing by 50 per cent. It is time the Labor government recognised the importance of rural health and provide the Horsham region with urgent support to recruit doctors.