Shoalhaven Heads Surgery

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Address 112 Shoalhaven Heads Rd
Suburb Shoalhaven Heads
Postcode 2535
State New South Wales
Branch Clinic
Phone 02 4448 7105
Fax 02 4448 7688
Email [email protected]
No. of Doctors 1 Full Time
Opening Hours Mon - Fri : 8am - 6pm
Philosophy The philosphy of the Shoalhaven Heads Surgery is to provide comprehensive and thoughtful medical care to families.
Training style Regular scheduled teaching times plus informal teaching times as required
Special Interest Palliative care, chronic disease and families
Support Team Dianne King Practice Manager/Nurse Lyn Curtis P/T receptionist
Allied Health Staff Dietitian Physiotherapist
Amenities Air conditioned waiting room Separate privacy room
Software Medical Director & Pracsoft
Internet TRUE
Patient Records Both
Medical Students TRUE
Equipment Auriscope, Baby Scales, Contaminated Waste Disposal, Dangerous Drugs Registrar Book, Dangerous Drugs Storage, Blathermy, Dressings, Ear Syringe and/or Cerumen Loops, ECG (or availability for use), Emergency Bag, Emergency Drugs, Endotracheal Tubes, Eye Charts & Colour Blind Assessment, Eye Examination - Straining, Mydriatic, Local Anaesthetic , Gloves - Disposable & Sterile, Glucometer, Guedal Airways (Preferable disposable), Height / Weight Scales, IV Access, IV Fluids, Laryngoscope, Liquid Nitrogen, Magnifying Loupe, Measuring Tape, Nebulising Air Pump / Mask - Adult & Paediatric , Ophthalmoscope, Pap Smear Equipment, Patella Hammer, Peak Flow Monitor, Positive Pressure Oxygen / Bag & Mask, Pregnancy Testing, Proctoscope, Refrigerator - Dedicated, Refrigerator Minimum - Maximum Thermometer , PAGE 4: Equipment List 3 / 7 Practice Profile UpdateSharps 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, Sterilisation On Site - Dry Heat, Steam Under Pressure, Chemical Standards Check and Records , Stethoscope, Suction, Suture Instruments & LA, Thermometer, Torch, Tourniquet, Tuning Fork, Other (please specify) Cardiograph Defib
Distance from Hospital 20 kms
Hospital services Emergency. Medical, surgical, children's, maternity, OPD, geriatrics, cancer care renal dialysis
Hospital Admitting FALSE
VMO rights at hospital Yes Dr Barry Gray clinincal privileges at David Berry Hospital Palliative Care
Hospital Visiting Yes
Hopsital On-call Yes
Demographic Area A mixture of retirees, with a large group in the 50-80 yr age group, and young families
Community - Shoalhaven Heads Surgery, serves approx 1000 homes, five caravan parks and some outlaying settlements, as well as providing continuing care for regular patients now in Nursing homes or Hostels in the area - In addition to caring for regular patients, medical treatment is also available for transients during the holiday seasons, and those admitted to Karinya Palliative Care Unit in Berry
Evening work The Doctors allow for late visits to accomodate working patients
Night work A roster system with othe local GPs allows for full coverage of after hours and week end work - On Call.
Weekend work A roster system with othe local GPs allows for full coverage of after hours and week end work
On Call It is the policy of this practice that doctors be available to visit patients in their own place of residence, either private homes, Hostel Hospital or nursing home The doctors are available for home visits within and outside of normal consulting hours for emergencies.
House Calls Yes, share on call duties with two other practices an a rotating roster. Routine calls for the frail, aged and housebound as well as emergency visits as needed
Nursing Home Visits Yes
Procedure room activity Minor surgery skin lesions, skin cancers, ingrown toenails and suturing, insertion of hormone and IUD
Adv Procedural Skills No.
Additional Interlock program Travel vaccinations
Practice Manager Diane King
Practice Type General Practice

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