German village offers free goodies for new doctor


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(Reuters) - A small German village community left in the lurch after their local doctor retired in September has pulled together to try and attract a new GP -- by offering free bread, meat, flowers, haircuts and accommodation.

Niko Ringhoff, who runs the butcher's shop in the northwestern village of Lette, is offering a doctor willing to move to the 2,200-strong community free meaty lunches and a complimentary sausage-themed feast when the new surgery opens.

"Everybody wants to do something to help get a doctor," he told Reuters on Tuesday. "We all want to give him a warm welcome and make sure he feels at home here. We desperately need a doctor, but it's difficult to attract one to the countryside."

Marion Funke, who runs the local hotel with her husband, is offering a doctor a place to stay for free until he or she finds permanent accommodation.

Other services with which the community hopes to entice a doctor include haircuts on the house at the local salon, complimentary bread rolls from the local baker and free flower arrangements for the surgery from the local florist.

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+jnelsoninjax

Free food, free hair cuts, free flowers, hell yeah! I become the doctor for the free stuff! :D

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Growled

It's amazing that after offering all of that they don't have doctors running to offer their services.

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Soham

wow I should there but i need finish my residency in Ohio

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Hum

That doctor will be fat with high cholesterol, in no time. :shifty:

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