One in three doctors thinking of deserting Top End

'No one wants to raise their kids where it's too hot to play outside', says Alice Springs' Dr Simon Quilty who carried out the survey

Soaring average temperatures in the NT are causing more than one third of doctors to consider heading to cooler climates, a survey shows. 

Dr Simon Quilty.

Alice Springs senior staff specialist and researcher Dr Simon Quilty says the situation would exacerbate already existing medical workforce shortages in the Top End. 

Maximum temperatures in the territory were almost 4°C