Faces of the Burdekin: Dr Ben Lawry

Ayr Hospital superintendent Ben Lawry jokes that it was initially out of spite he decided to pursue medicine at James Cook University in Townsville.

  Ayr Hospital superintendent Ben Lawry jokes that it was initially out of spite he decided to pursue medicine at James Cook University in Townsville. Years later, he’s an influential figure in the community and a powerful advocate for promoting health care in regional areas, mentoring doctors early in their careers and fighting for better resources…

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Marina is an experienced journalist who has reported from different countries around the world, with a particular interest in local features that impact a community. Making the move last year from Sydney, she has been with Burdekin Local News since its beginnings and enjoys covering health stories, ... more