Kambalda residents are concerned the town is entering a death spiral as the flow-on effects of losing essential services threatens the town’s viability.
Kambalda Pharmacy owner James Richards said turnover had dropped 40 per cent since the town was left without any GPs in December.
If trading does not improve, Kambalda’s only pharmacy will be forced to close.
Mr Richards described the situation as “critical” and unlike any previous commodity price cycles.
“I have been here for eight years, this is not a cycle – this is something very serious,” he said.
“If a doctor does not move here in the next three months the town will disintegrate because there are no essential services left.“The pharmacy can still survive if the community continue to support us – even if there is no doctor here.”
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