GPs stay on after town foils practice takeover

Some of the GPs are now waiting to see what’s in store for their practice after threatening to resign if a sale to an aged care provider went ahead..
Sarah Simpkins
Dr Simon Davis.

A medical crisis in Yackandandah has been averted — at least for now — after a controversial takeover of the town’s only GP practice failed to go through.

All five GPs in the small Victorian rural town had vowed to quit if the sale to national aged care provider Apollo Care proceeded, citing concerns about the company’s ability to run a general practice.