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Author: Lorraine Macallister

Local response to difficulties with primary care health funding

The Mercury Bay Medical Centre the night before it opened in July 2023. Workforce is always a challenge. We recognise our community’s desire to have a regular doctor that they know well. We hope the information in the media and this article puts into perspective how difficult it is for practices to find and retain GP’s. As this press release highlights, the shortage of GP’s is a nationwide issue and we, as a practice, have been working hard to find highly skilled practitioners to work alongside our GP’s.

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