Riverina Medical & Dental Aboriginal Corporation

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Last modified 10/08/2015 11:39
Address 271 Edward Street
Suburb Wagga Wagga
Postcode 2650
State New South Wales
Branch Clinic Brungle Health & Community Aboriginal Corporation. Bray St Brungle 2722
Phone 02 6923 5200
Fax 02 6921 7288
Email [email protected]
No. of Doctors 4
Opening Hours 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
Philosophy Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Primary Health Care Service operated by the Aboriginal community of the Riverina. Its primary purpose is to provide culturally safe and holistic health services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Wagga Wagga and surrounding areas.
Training style Team approach; Opportunistic. Case discussions. Audits
Special Interest Aboriginal health. Prevention, early detection & management chronic disease. health promotion. maternal & children Antenatal care; health screenings. Family & Emotional Wellbeing holistic care.
Support Team 3x RNs (combination generalist, nurse practitioner, midwifery, credentialed diabetes educator, paediatrics), practice manager, Aboriginal chronic care coordinator, male generalist health worker cert 4, female health worker mums & bubs cert 4, receptionist, dental, admin staff, transport officer, eye & ear co-ordinator
Allied Health Staff diabetes educator (in house), dietician, exercise physiologist, podiatrist, optometrist, speech pathologist, occupational therapist
Trail St:
Family Health Tea
Drug & Alcohol
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Software Communicare, Outlook
Internet TRUE
Patient Records Electronic
Medical Students TRUE
Equipment Auriscope, Baby Scales, Contaminated Waste Disposal, Dangerous Drugs Registrar Book, Dangerous Drugs Storage, Diathermy, Dressings, Ear Syringe and/or Cerumen Loops, ECG (or availability for use) Emergency Bag, Emergency Drugs, Eye Charts & Colour Blind Assessment, Eye Examination - Straining, Mydriatic, Local Anaesthetic, Gloves - Disposable & Sterile, Glucometer, Guedal Airways (Preferable disposable), Height / Weight Scales, IV Access, Liquid Nitrogen, Magnifying Loupe, Measuring Tape, Nebulising Air Pump / Mask - Adult & Paediatric, Ophthalmoscope, Pap Smear Equipment, Patella Hammer, Peak Flow Monitor, Plastering Equipment, Positive Pressure Oxygen / Bag & Mask, Pregnancy Testing, Proctoscope, Refrigerator – Dedicated, Refrigerator Minimum - Maximum Thermometer, Sharps Disposal, Small Cuffs & Large, Specimen Collection Tourniquet, Syringes/Needles, Transport Swabs, Viral Culture Media, Urine Containers, Paediatrics Urine Bags, Specula - Aural & Nasal, Sphygmomanometer - Standard and Large, Paediatric Cuffs, Stethoscope, Suction, Suture Instruments & LA, Thermometer, Torch, Tourniquet, Tuning Fork, Disposable instruments only
Distance from Hospital < 100m
Hospital services Regional Base Hospital. Full range emergency services, obstetrics, surgery & medical, paediatric, intensive care , rehabilitation, Psychiatric.
Hospital Admitting FALSE
VMO rights at hospital Yes. Dr Megan Elliott-Rudder has obstetrics and gynaecology clinical priviledge at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital
Hospital Visiting Optional - No hospital visits for clinical management however due to proximately of hospital to this service clients may be visited . This is most often done by the Aboriginal health workers & care coordinator.
Hopsital On-call No
Demographic Area 60,00 population. Estim. 4.5 % Aboriginal. Resettlement areas since 1970s. i.e. Multiple families from different language groups. This service majority Aboriginal clients, with close family members (partners & any children from previous relationship). High proportion children & young adults. Chronic conditions. Drug & alcohol problems.
Community University, TAFE, schools provide good education. Army & Airforce Base. Diverse sporing opportunities.
Evening work No
Night work No
Weekend work No
On Call Our clients can access the Wagga GP After Hours Service and the emergency department of Wagga Base Hospital
House Calls Yes - Available of request. However, in practice this is reserved for palliative care patients as our transport service can bring in those without access to other forms of transport.
Nursing Home Visits Yes - In practice this rarely occurs, since it is not often that thi spopulation has a family member in a nursing home
Procedure room activity Yes - Implanon insertion & removal, minor excisions. Skin biopsies. Suturing.
Adv Procedural Skills No
Additional Broad scope of patients with complex needs to be managed in a supportive team environment. Very interesting & challenging medicine.
Practice Manager Jane Kearnes
Practice Type Aboriginal Medical Service - Community Controlled