The Health Care Centre

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Last modified 1/08/2012 12:04
Address 17 Kialla Rd
Suburb Crookwell
Postcode 2583
State New South Wales
Branch Clinic
Phone 02 4843 2500
Fax 02 4843 2525
Email [email protected]
No. of Doctors 5
Opening Hours MONDAY to FRIDAY 9.00 am until 6.00 pm
Philosophy To provide our patients with the best possible health management using the accepted method, materials and equipment. There is an emphasis on prevention of disease where prevention of disease is as high an ideal as the detection and treatment of disease. Patients are treated holistically all needs acknowledged and when ever possible to be addressed be those needs physical, mental and spiritual. This philosophy is best achieved in a working environment that recognizes the patients importance and balances their needs with functions, skills and abilities of doctors and staff.
Training style Professional, supportive & friendly. All GPs are avaiable for questions and support, as well as allocated, structured training sessions.
Special Interest Family planning, Pap smears, obstetrics, ante-natal care, ECG, spirometry, counselling, immunisation: adults & children, travel medicine, mental health, liquid nitrogen therapy, INR testing, on-site pathology, gastric-band adjustment, Helicobacter breath testing.
Support Team Practice Manager available 4 days a week, 6 recpetionists, 5 practice nurses avaiable for triage, care plans etc.
Allied Health Staff Physiotherapy, Dietitian, Sports Massage, Mobile Ultrasound, Psychology, Podiatry.
Amenities Fully-equipped surgeries, including heigh-adjustable beds, most surgeries with private bathroom facilities.
Software Best Practice
Internet TRUE
Patient Records Both
Medical Students TRUE
Distance from Hospital Located adjacent
Hospital services Crookwell District Hospital is an 18 bed, general medicine & community acute hospital. There is a 24 hour Emergency department. The hospital provides many community-based services including: Ambulatory care, Social Support, 'Reaching Out' consortium, Child & family care, Community Nursing, Wound Clinic, Physiotherapy, Activities Centre, Podiatry as well as varied visiting Allied Health specialists from Goulburn and Canberra.
Hospital Admitting FALSE
VMO rights at hospital Crookwell Hospital has 3 VMO's, 2 of which work from our practice, Dr. Johanna Kovats & Dr. Lisa Opie.
Hospital Visiting Yes
Hopsital On-call Yes
Demographic Area Crookwells population is approximately 2000 residents, however the Health Care Centre caters for a wider district area with a total population of 7275 people. 34% of Crookwells population are aged 55 years or older. The median age is 44, compared with a national average of 37. The Upper Lachlan Shire has higher rates of chronic respiratory disease, asthma, musculoskeletal disorders, mental health and behavioural disorders compared to the rest of NSW and Australia. There has also been a significant increase in the prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in the past 10 years. Crookwell is also estimated to have higher rates of adults who are obese, consume dangerous amounts of alcohol, are physically inactive, consume below the recommended daily serves of fruit and vegetables and have at least 4 major risk factors for chronic disease. In summary, THCC has a diverse patient base. We cater for all age groups, ensuring exposure to babies and children, their parents and a significant aged population.
Community The Upper Lachlan region sits high on the Great Dividing Range in the New South Wales Southern Tablelands and is bounded by the Abercrombie , Wollondilly and Lachlan rivers. The regional centre is the township of Crookwell which is a picturesque 2 hour drive from Sydney or just over an hour north of Canberra. Amongst the rolling hills of the shire you will find pioneering villages each with its own rich history and individual contribution to the character of the area. Spend a few days and you can explore the stone architecture of Taralga, the gold mining history of Tuena, the fine wool region of Gunning and the bushranging past of Collector just to name a few.
Evening work 0
Night work 0
Weekend work 0
On Call
House Calls 0
Nursing Home Visits Optional
Procedure room activity
Adv Procedural Skills
Practice Manager Megan Williams
Practice Type General Practice

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