GP puts 'retirement' on hold to help isolated town

Dr Graham Fleming says he's 'embarrassed' by the town's struggles to find a GP

After 18 months without a GP, the isolated SA community of Kimba needed a miracle or a hero.

Dr Graham Fleming
Dr Graham Fleming.

The 1300 residents now have both, with GP Dr Graham Fleming set to travel 150km back and forth to Kimba from his long-time practice in Tumby Bay until a permanent GP can be recruited.

The decision to put his current role on hold was “simple”, he tells 6minutes.

“We have seven excellent doctors in Tumby

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