Albury Wodonga’s loss is the Bega Valley Shire’s gain with the arrival of the Davies family in recent weeks.
Obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Glen Davies, his wife Eve who is also a general practitioner and their eight-year-old twins have decided to settle in Bega.
Dr Davies graduated from the University of Western Australia before moving into rural general practice in Kalgoorlie and Merredin in WA’s wheatbelt.
As well as gaining extensive experience in all aspects of medicine, Dr Davies specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology at Perth’s King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women.
He later moved to Geelong as a specialist consultant before relocating to Albury Wodonga.
Dr Davies said he and his family were attracted to the environment and lifestyle of the Bega Valley and were looking forward to settling in the area.
Dr Davies is conducting regular clinics at Bega and Pambula, while his wife Eve is looking to go into a general practice.
Southern Local Health District’s general manager for the Bega Valley, Heather Austin, said the arrival of Dr Davies and his family was testimony to the LHD’s concerted and ongoing efforts to attract specialists and other medical personnel to rural and remote communities.
Dr Davies’ expertise will help meet the future health needs of communities throughout the Bega Valley region,” Heather Austin said.
“I’m sure residents will join me in welcoming a specialist of Dr Davies’ calibre. Already he is providing a wide range of services and treatment for Bega Valley residents who previously had to travel out of the area for health care.”