The Robinson Street Medical Centre is located on the campus of the Camperdown Hospital and provides healthcare to the busy vibrant community of Camperdown and surrounds.
Our clinical activities span General Practice from conception to death. In addition to the broad spectrum of problems seen in General Practice, the GPs also manage their own patients in the Camperdown Hospital and manage other patients from outside the district, who are referred for surgery by the Visiting Specialists.
Our Rural Practice is committed to the training of GP Registrars. Since 2001 the Practice has hosted GP Registrars who have taken the option of 12 months, completing their Basic and Advanced terms which has been a very rewarding experience for everyone.
Each General Practitioner has their own fully equipped and computerised consulting suite, which features a separate examination room, with electronic examination couches. The practice uses the ‘Best Practice’ clinical management program for medication management, progress notes, medical history, imaging and pathology (both requests and results), and recalls. Imaging and pathology results are imported electronically.
The practice is using eHealth referrals via the ARGUS and Referral Net Systems which is compatible with the Clinical Software. Our internet and IP telephone system is provided by SWARH (South West alliance of Rural Hospitals).
The GPs provide a comprehensive procedural rural practice through their work at the Medical Centre and in their roles as Visiting Medical Officers at the Camperdown Hospital, Merindah Lodge Nursing Home and Sunnyside Nursing Home. The Camperdown Hospital functions as a ‘sub-regional node’ for referral within the geographical triangle that is bounded by Colac, Warrnambool and Ballarat.
Dr John Menzies, assisted by registrars and locums practice at the main site in Camperdown and the satellite practice at Lismore. The Practice Nurses, Beth, Nurse Manager, together with Jenny and Kate, have responsibility for managing the Practice’s Extended Primary Care and Service Incentive Activities.The Practice has been fully accredited by AGPAL (2018 -2021).
The practice partners with Deakin University in the supervision of Medical Students with a Fourth Year Student joining our team each year. These students are an important part of the health professional team and other students, including those on the John Flynn Scholarship and nursing students join the practice when the opportunity arises.
After-hours services are provided via the Camperdown Hospital, for which the GPs share an on-call roster. The GPs provide Emergency care at the Camperdown Hospital – principally for trauma, and acute medical crises. Patients are also visited in their homes for Health Assessments and continuing care of chronic health problems (including palliative care).
Camperdown is an attractive town, with all the services, shopping, hospitality, sporting and recreational amenities you could need, Camperdown offers a wonderful lifestyle. The supermarkets are open every day from 7.00am -10.00pm and a return train service runs three times daily between Melbourne and Warrnambool, via Camperdown.