Why GPs don’t want to work in rural hospitals

Key issues are long hours, no back-up and poor hospital culture that doesn't support GPs, say local doctors and health execs
Dr Nebras Yahya.

Dr Nebras Yahya has been trying to find a doctor for more than two years to work with him in the NSW rural town of Gulgong. 

Along with another GP, Dr Yahya provides care for the town’s 2500 residents. But he is the only doctor on call at the four-bed hospital, the Gulgong Multipurpose Service (MPS).