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.
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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