Floods cut off GPs in northern NSW

About 1600 people were evacuated last night from homes in North Moree, Yarraman, Gwydirfield and Bendygleet, while a further 680 people left their homes in towns east of Moree as the Gwydir River also flooded.

GP Dr Les Woollard, who received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in last week’s Australia Day awards, said many of his neighbours’ houses would be flooded and the practice he worked in could also go under.

“My partner closed the practice yesterday and his house is expected to be flooded so he has moved in with friends,” Dr Woollard said.

“All the equipment in the

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