Worrigee Street Medical Centre

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Name Worrigee Street Medical Centre
Last modified 19/10/2015 15:43
Address 59 Worrigee Street
Suburb Nowra
Postcode 2541
State New South Wales
Branch Clinic
Phone 02 4421 4422
Fax 02 4421 4481
Email [email protected]
No. of Doctors 8
Opening Hours Mon- Fri: 9am-5pm
Philosophy Comprehensive, community-based, patient-centred cradle-to-grave practice.
Training style Tailored to GPR and GPS strengths and opportunities, building independent learners and clinicians in a safe and supported learning environment.
Special Interest Military medicine, aviation medicine, dive medicine, travel health, skin cancer medicine
Support Team Executive manager, practice manager, office manager, reception team
Allied Health Staff Practice Nurses (RNS), visiting dietician
Amenities All in house: sterilising, procedures, teaching resources, telehealth
Software Best Practice
Internet TRUE
Patient Records Electronic
Medical Students TRUE
Equipment Tuning Fork, Tourniquet, Torch, Thermometer, Suture Instruments & LA, Stethoscope, Sterilisation On Site - Dry Heat, Steam Under Pressure, Chemical Standards Check and Records, Paediatric Cuffs, Sphygmomanometer - Standard and Large, Specula - Aural & Nasal, Specimen Collection Tourniquet, Syringes/Needles, Transport Swabs, Viral Culture Media, Urine Containers, Paediatrics Urine Bag, Small Cuffs & Large, Sharps Disposal, Refrigerator Minimum - Maximum Thermometer, Refrigerator – Dedicated, Proctoscope, Pregnancy Testing, Positive Pressure Oxygen / Bag & Mask, Plastering Equipment, Peak Flow Monitor, Patella Hammer, Pap Smear Equipment, Ophthalmoscope, Nebulising Air Pump / Mask - Adult & Paediatric, Measuring Tape, Magnifying Loupe, Liquid Nitrogen, Laryngoscope, IV Fluids, IV Access, Height / Weight Scales, Guedal Airways (Preferable disposable), Glucometer, Gloves - Disposable & Sterile, Eye Examination - Straining, Mydriatic, Local Anaesthetic, Eye Charts & Colour Blind Assessment, Endotracheal Tubes, Emergency Drugs, Emergency Bag, ECG (or availability for use), Ear Syringe and/or Cerumen Loops, Dressings, Diathermy, Dangerous Drugs Storage, Dangerous Drugs Registrar Book, Contaminated Waste Disposal, Baby Scales, Auriscope, Audiogram
Distance from Hospital <5 km
Hospital services Full base hospital capacity, limited surgical specialties
VMO rights at hospital Dr Jamie Starkley at Shoalhaven Hospital - Emergency Medicine
Hospital Visiting Yes - Only for patients admitted under the care of the principal doctor to Nowra private hospital.
Hopsital On-call No
Demographic Area Lower SES, older/retiree, high burden of disease and social challenges
Community Beautiful coastal community, excellent social opportunities particularly in water sports, outdoor environments, and some very nice restaurants and wineries
Evening work No
Night work No
Weekend work Yes - The practice is primarily closed on weekends. We do however participate in a weekend alliance roster and the dates are scheduled before the commencement of the new year. Worrigee Street may be asked to participate 2-3 times each year.
On Call Yes - Worrigee Street has 24/7 coverage for our patients. We cover our own patients Monday - Thursday. All Doctors and Registrars are required to be available On-Call via phone.
House Calls Yes - Our practice performs House Calls where deemed necessary to patients known to us. Health and Safety is paramount where house calls are permitted.
Nursing Home Visits Yes - Comprehensive service for all patients including palliation and end-of life care. Supported with case conerenceing (nursing, pharmacy, GP, geriatrics).
Procedure room activity Comprehensive service with skin cancer clinics, wound care, other minor procedures, IUCS insertion.
Adv Procedural Skills Yes - IUCS insertion by two senior doctors (one DRANZCOG Advanced). Advanced skin cancer medicine and surgery by one senior doctor (Masters Medicine - Skin Cancer).
Practice Manager Sally Pateman
Practice Type General Practice

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