Flood crisis: College marshals GPs

Earlier today the Burnett River was at 9.2m and was rising fast towards its expected peak of 9.5m late today.

The chair of the RACGP’s National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Associate Professor Brad Murphy, told MO several plans were being discussed for meeting the health needs of locals and out-of-towners who were stranded.

“I’ve been coordinating the local pharmacies and I’m on the way to the local Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service to coordinate the GP response in town,” Professor Murphy said.

“We want to make sure