Five families pitch in to launch a GP clinic in Katherine

Local business woman Melanie Usher is 'daunted but confident' about her new role of practice manager of the venture 

Five local families have banded together to set up and run a new GP clinic to serve the NT town of Katherine.

Melanie Usher
Melanie Usher.

The community’s only private GP clinic closed its doors in October last year when GP Dr Peter Spafford couldn’t find a buyer for his Gorge Health practice. 

This left around 8000 residents without a GP and facing a three-hour trip to Darwin for in-person