Free Tresillian group for young mums in Moruya

Supporting sleep in young babies – free Tresillian group enrolling now

Sleep and getting enough of it for both you and a new baby can be such a challenge. Help is at hand here in Moruya – it’s a free Tresillian group specifically developed for parents of young babies 0 to 20 weeks, and expectant parents. You’ll receive information on infant communication, sleep patterns, settling options in a supportive discussion group. …

Dr Phil returns to this place he calls “home”

We are delighted to welcome home our “very own” Dr Phil – many will remember him well from the early days of this practice in Vulcan Street. Here is an interesting snapshot of Dr Phil Crawford’s medical journey to all corners of the globe since his post graduate years practicing in Moruya. Dr Crawford’s focus is seeing patients who have urgent or on the day health needs…

Meet our new GPs – Dr Neil Mackay and Dr Borna Das

A warm welcome to our new GP registrars – Dr Neil Mackay and Dr Borna Das, who joined our Moruya GP team on Monday, 1st February.

After four years training in orthopaedics in far north Queensland, Dr Mackay completed his first 12 months of the 18 month GP  registrar training programme in Pambula last year and joins us to complete his final training semester – Neil and his young family have decided to settle here in our local area. 

Dr Das has now embarked on her first six month GP training semester after recently working as a Senior Resident Medical Officer (SRMO) in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department of Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital.

Queen Street Medical Centre is recognised as a leading, accredited GP training practice in NSW, attracting a record number of applications for this 2021 training year. Our GP registrars usually elect to complete at least 12 months of their 18 months training at our Moruya practice. Many of our former GP registrars have settled permanently in our local area and remain with our practice.

Thank you Dr James

This month marks a milestone for our Dr Peter James who is retiring on December 21st after nearly 40 years of dedicated, wonderful service to the health and wellbeing of our Eurobodalla community.

Peter spent his early GP years working in rural Queensland until moving to Brisbane to practice and later heading to Sylvania in Sydney. Peter finally settled with his family here on the South Coast where he worked for many years as a Visiting Medical Officer at Batemans Bay Hospital in addition to his GP consulting at Batemans Bay Medical Centre.

In 2014 Peter joined our Queen Street Medical Centre where he’s a much loved and highly regarded member of our GP team. Peter, we extend our deepest thanks and very best wishes to you for a healthy, relaxing and enjoyable retirement – it’s been a pleasure and priviledge to work with you and we’ll miss you greatly.

Feet in focus – avoiding long-term problems

Have you stopped to check your feet recently? We often take our hard-working feet for granted. Our registered nurse, Vivienne White asks “Have you considered how important your feet are to your well being and general health? Early detection and treatment can greatly reduce the chance of long term foot health issues.”

Our Foot Focus Clinic starts at Queen Street Medical Centre Mourya on 8th December. This special foot clinic is a new health initiative under our Better Health programmes and will be conducted by our qualified, registered nurse, Vivienne White. 

Queen Street Medical Centre Skin Clinic

Check your skin – it could save your life

With Summer on our doorstep and Aussie skin cancer rates among the highest in the world, it’s time to put on the sun protection and a reminder to be checking our skin.

According to our skin cancer management GP Dr Thilan Walgamage, we need to be checking our skin every month “it’s not just a quick once over” he says “think of your skin like a road map – check head to toe and study your spots and moles and take notice of any changes. In the early stages of skin cancer development, you’re the one with the best chance to see changes”.

Thilan’s advice is that if you see something NEW, CHANGING or UNUSUAL get it checked by trained professional right away. It could be skin cancer. This is what you should look for…

Better medicine clinic background

Medicine reviews are proving good for patients and doctors

It’s just over 12 months since we announced the appointment of our clinical pharmacist Jo McMahon. The clinical results and feedback from our clinical team and our patients are impressive.

“I have checked blood results and calculated renal function for hundreds of medicines to ensure that the dose is correct. Patients discharged from hospital who need to understand changes that have been made to their prescribed medicines can be followed up and I can liaise with the patient’s community pharmacy if required.”

A warm Spring welcome to Dr Bronwyn Henderson

As we greet these first days of Spring, it seems fitting to be extending a warm welcome to Dr Bronwyn Henderson. Dr Henderson is the newest member of our practice GP team taking our tally of GPs joining us since August 2019, to six . This team of six now comprises doctors Nadira Khan, Shenoa Holliday, Gareth Carroll, Polina Smerdova, Lisa Brown and Bronwyn Henderson.

Bronwyn started her clinical career in 2005 as an intensive care paramedic and clinical education tutor in Auckland. Since 2017 she  has been a resident medical officer and an emergency department registrar at Wollongong and Shoalhaven hospitals. In March Bronwyn was appointed an occasional locum emergency department (ED) registrar at Moruya and Batemans Bay Hospitals.

Dr Henderson is now consulting Tuesday to Thursday at our Moruya practice.  

Flu vaccine – so sorry our private supply is sold out

If you are not elligible to receive the free government-funded flu vaccination and were planning to purchase your vaccine from our practice, unfortunately we now have no flu vaccines available for sale. We are unable to establish when more vaccine will be available but will continue to update this news post. Do check with your local pharmacy as they may still have vaccines available to purchase.

Advice to all our patients: We continue to impose stringent infection control measures – if you have a respiratory infection of any description you must contact us before your appointment for instructions about your consultation at our ‘off-site’ respiratory clinic – you must not enter the practiceWe sincerely appreciate your co-operation during this COVID-19 pandemic. We are doing our utmost to safeguard the health of all in our practice so we can continue to remain open.  Please ensure you observe all requests by our staff and doctors and continue to be open and honest about your health and COVID-19 risk. 

A share journey @ Queen Street Medical Centre, Moruya

ELIGIBLE FOR THE FREE FLU SHOT? Vaccines are available

If you are eligible for a free government flu vaccination we have vaccines in stock. There is no need to phone us – our vaccination clinics remain open for ONLINE booking – click on the online booking link at the top of the Home page.

To check your eligibility for a free flu vaccination select the “read more” link below.

As we receive our Department of Health vaccines, we are running three concurrent Flu Vaccine Clinics most weekdays to both manage the demand and minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection via social distancing at the clinic.

Step 1:   You must please check your eligibility to receive a free government flu vaccination

Step 2:  Please book your flu vaccination online when the clinics open – this helps to manage demand 

For all essential information including how to book online,  click on the read more link.