Dr Kokar: the real issues

YORKETOWN general practitioner Dr George Kokar is concerned all surgery could eventually stop at Yorketown Hospital.

The hospital is already losing general, gynaecological and urological surgeries to Wallaroo as of April 1, meaning southern Yorke Penin­sula residents will have to travel for these services.

Dr Kokar said the money needed to refurbish Yorke­town’s surgical unit was one reason behind the decision to stop most surgeries at the hospital.

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    Jenny Rathjen Saturday, 18 March 2017 08:40

    I had my finger operated on by Dr Kokar after an accident many years ago.
    I had to see a specialist after to have it checked as it included a skin graft and was tricky. The specialist said he had done an excellent job and he couldn't have done better himself. I didn't have to waste the time and money travelling to adelaide for treatment and follow ups everyday.
    Seems like a waste not to use these talented doctors in our home towns and clog up the city hospitals instead.

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    Danny McGilton Friday, 17 March 2017 21:56

    I was admitted to that hospital recently at midnight and the doctor on duty diagnosed my problem within a couple of hours after an X-ray.They then flew me to Adelaide to see if doc was correct as he was concerned might be more problems.After a week in Lyellmac and Christ now show many tests his diagnoses was 100% correct,viral pneumonia . The treatment I had in that facility was so professional I would recommend that hospital.Only one gripe and I have been in a lot of hospitals the food was sub standard in fact it was shocking.

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