GP waiting room toys removed over disease risk

A CO-OP comprising six Canberra GP clinics has removed children’s toys from waiting rooms over concerns they are a breeding ground for germs.

National Health Co-op managing director Adrian Watts says soft toys, blocks, abacuses and dolls are among the items being taken away.

“When children come into the surgery, unfortunately most of the time they are carrying some sort of disease or infection,” he told the ABC.

“The