Hamilton is situated in the Western District of Victoria, 300 km west of Melbourne. Our city offers fine sporting and cultural facilities, excellent schools both private and public and we are within easy reach of the Grampians National Park, Great Ocean Road and Coonawarra wine region.
The Hamilton Medical Group service not only the population of Hamilton (approx 10,000) but also a large part of the Western District (approx 25,000).
Our consulting rooms (The A D Matheson Clinic) are situated within the grounds of the Hamilton Base Hospital allowing easy access for the doctors and patients to a wide range of services provided by the Hospital. i.e. pathology, radiology and allied health. The close proximity to the hospital facilitates seamles continuity of care for our patients and the Hospital is well supported with resident Consultant Physicians, General Surgeons and many visiting Specialists.
The Practice consists of 14 General Practitioners (including 3 GP Registrars) and a Consultant Physician with a special interest in cardiology, a resident Consultant Neurologist and a Geriatrician. There are 8 nursing staff providing a range of services including vaccinations, dressings, assistance with minor procedures and chronic disease management. There are always two nursing staff rostered to the well provisioned treatment room with facilities to support a wide range of minor procedures. The clinic is supported by a large team of friendly administrative staff lead by Practice Manager, Michelle Brilley.
Hamilton Medical Group has a strong tradition of teaching and has hosted both RACGP and ACRRM GP Registrars in all stage of training since 2000. It is also a teaching practice for Deakin University and Flinders University and supports 4 students who are placed in the clinic for the entire year.
The Practice actively participates in many projects and programs aimed at improving the health of the local community with the most recent projects being The Heart Foundation – Heart Health Check Recall Pilot, Smartscreen research project through The University of Melbourne which is designed to increase the amount of bowel screening for 50 – 60 year olds by encouraging them to return the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program kit sent to them every two years after the age of 50 and Beyond the C – Hepatitis C Elimination in Your Practice which is through ASHM. Other projects and programs include the “Diabetes Prevention Project”, National Primary Care Collaborative, Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care, COPD Collaborative, Life! Program and Closing the Gap.
The clinic is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and from 8.00am to 12.00 noon on Saturdays. All doctors participate in an after hours roster. GP Registrars are always rostered with a senior General Practitioner.