Town reinstates GP after woman’s death

Western NSW Local Health District is committed to having doctors onsite whenever possible, says Dr Shannon Nott, director of Rural Health and Medical Services

A rural NSW town where a woman died at a hospital with no doctor present is soon to welcome back its VMO after months of negotiations.

Dr Shannon Nott
Dr Shannon Nott.

Gulgong, in the state’s central west, had been without a doctor for at least two months when Dawn Trevitt, 66, was taken by ambulance to the town's Multi Purpose Service (MPS) in mid-September.

Ms Trevitt was treated by nurses on site