Fly-in, fly-out locum from the other side of the planet

The Batemans Bay Medical Centre, located on the state’s south coast, has long struggled to attract and retain adequate numbers of GPs and locums to provide much needed relief to the existing workforce.

However, just before Christmas, help arrived from quite an unexpected source when the practice was contacted by its local GP division with an offer of locum availability from Dr Catherine Lehmann, a Dutch national based in Dubai.

Having completed a six-week stint in Batemans Bay before returning to Dubai in January, Dr Lehmann