Theodore’s Dr Bruce Chater shares his strategy to keep doctors practising in rural areas.
Theodore’s Dr Bruce Chater shares his strategy to keep doctors practising in rural areas.

Love makes bush attractive, says GP

REV up the romance in the bush and love could be the key to keeping young doctors in rural locations.

Theodore’s Dr Bruce Chater offered to “play cupid” in the country at the GP super clinic meeting.

“It’s up to you guys to marry them off,” he said of the clutch of Queensland University medical students being sent on rural and remote placements from eight weeks to a year.

Dr Chater, who is the university’s professor of rural and remote medicine one day a week, lost his practice when Theodore was inundated in December and became the first town in Queensland’s history to be evacuated in its entirety.

He now operates out of a demountable donated by Anglo American coal to continue his passion for rural medicine.


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