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Closure of the Ballina Byron Bay and Lismore Doctor On Duty Service
We have been proud to provide desperately needed after hours medical care to the residents of Ballina, Byron Bay and Lismore over the last 2 years but after a lengthy review we regret to advise that our doctors will no longer be seeing patients in the Ballina, Byron Bay and Lismore areas.
Our service in all other regional NSW areas are unaffected.
Whilst we have had great support from the local community and Medical Practices, forthcoming Medicare changes mean that the service will cease to operate effective from 27th November 2017.
We wish to thank the Ballina, Byron Bay and Lismore communities for their support. We will be happy to engage with any local practice that wish to look at a sustainable option for after hours are in that region that will help keep patients out of hospital as well as deliver the right care at the right time and place.
Yours in Health,
Doctor on Duty