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Monday, 2 June 2003
Page: 15557

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives assembled in parliament:

We the undersigned call on the Federal Government to extend its plan to encourage doctors to outer metropolitan areas including the Central Coast.

There is a chronic shortage of doctors in the area and people told are waiting between 7 and 14 days to get an appointment with their doctor.

Doctors are over worked and people's lives are being put at risk by the chronic shortage of doctors in the area.

The average doctor patient ratio through out Australia is 1 doctor to 1000 people in the Northern part of Wyong Shire the ratio is 1 doctor to 2500 people.

Your petitioners therefore respectfully request that the House encourage doctors to outer metropolitan areas including the Central Coast.

by Ms Hall (from 20 citizens).