Friday, 24 November 2017
Yorke Peninsula residents have the worst health in the state in several major categories. Despite this, the region has the second-fewest GPs per person and services have been removed from Yorketown Hospital. Suicide prevention organisation SOS Yorkes’ secretary Tessa Colliver, of Arthurton, is among many locals concerned by the latest statistics. Yorke Peninsula residents have the worst health in the state in several major categories. Despite this, the region has the second-fewest GPs per person and services have been removed from Yorketown Hospital. Suicide prevention organisation SOS Yorkes’ secretary Tessa Colliver, of Arthurton, is among many locals concerned by the latest statistics.

SICKENING

Our medical woes examined

YORKE Peninsula has the state’s highest rates of cancer, cardiovascular disease, unhealthy weight and several other serious health problems.

However, the region also has the second-fewest general practitioners per person and is middle of the road for nursing numbers.

Recent figures released by the Country SA Primary Health Net­work show YP is also among South Australia’s worst regions for diabetes, asthma and mental health.

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    Dean Michael Sunday, 30 July 2017 08:31

    The amount of chemical spraying that goes on is massive. These chemicals are not only breathed in but they also end up in the rain water which in turn gets ingested. As long as the high levels of crop and weed spraying continue these statistics wont improve.

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