Super clinic loses its GPs due to ‘business’

Executive principal of gpSolutions Trevor Jew gave no details other than that it was a “business decision” and the company had “now reached the point where it had no option but to withdraw its services”.

The move – just over a year since the company was contracted to supply doctors after the clinic initially opened in late 2010 with no GPs – would “cause some interruptions and frustrations for our former patients”, he added.

Shadow parliamentary secretary for primary healthcare Dr Andrew Southcott said the federal government had forced its controversial scheme on to the South Australian Labor government without properly considering specific local needs.

SA Health Minister John Hill told reporters “these are the arrangements [the federal government] has insisted upon and we’re trying to make them work”. He said SA Health would employ locums until it found a new staffing contractor.