Springs Medical is located at 10 Hospital Street Daylesford with branch practices at 22 Victoria Street Trentham and 89 Piper Street Kyneton. We are MCCC accredited for all 3 Springs Medical Sites.
We offer personal, family and community integrated primary health care in well-appointed modern Centre’s at Daylesford, Kyneton and Trentham. Springs Medical is the only medical centre in Daylesford and Trentham. We have an exceptional and highly regarded Clinical and Administrative team and received the RACGP Victorian Practice of the Year in August 2018.
10 Hospital Street, Daylesford
We have the pleasure of working in a modern purpose-built facility. The Centre is located within close proximity of the local hospital and Community Health Centre. The town centre is within easy walking distance.
We have 16 well equipped large consulting rooms, 3 large fully equipped treatment rooms, 3 small treatment rooms, onsite pathology and spacious staff facilities.
22 Victoria Street, Trentham
Our branch practice is situated in the modern Trentham Campus of Hepburn Health Service. The building is equipped with 3 consulting rooms, large treatment room and central waiting area and reception area. Trentham offers pathology services through Clinical Laboratories – on site for 3 days per week.
89 Piper Street, Kyneton
Our newest branch practice is situated in the nearby town of Kyneton, approximately 30 minutes from our Daylesford site. 89B is equipped with 3 consulting rooms, large treatment room and central waiting area. Our Kyneton clinic extended into 89 Piper Street in 2020-2021 to accommodate a further 5 consulting rooms, onsite pathology, new triage nurses’ rooms, large reception and admin area, as well as a spacious upstairs staff area. 89 B will continue as our allied health area and clinical wellness centre with onsite pathology.
Our typically rural practice sees a full range of medical problems. Patient attendances across our Daylesford Kyneton and Trentham sites were in excess of 75,000 for the previous 12 months. Our special interests include counselling and mental health, pre & post-natal care, HIV, methadone prescribing, women’s and men’s health and adolescent health. We manage general medical conditions and care for low risk obstetric patients (on a shared care basis). The doctors manage inpatients at our local Hospital and share the management of nursing home patients. We currently provide exclusive medical services to 120 residential aged care beds (mix of public and private) in Daylesford and Trentham and this number will increase to approximately 166 in mid to late 2019.
We have on site Pathology (Clinical Laboratories) 6 days/week with 4 couriers/day to Ballarat. Imaging service at Daylesford Hospital comprises 3 sessions/week of X-ray and 1 day/week of ultrasound (Lake Imaging). Images are read digitally with generally rapid results.
Visiting consultants currently comprise 2 General Surgeons, 1 Endocrinologist, and sessional Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Podiatrist, Audiologist Diabetes Educator, and Exercise Physiologist.
Our local Daylesford Hospital has 18 acute beds and provides medical and surgical services (visiting General, ENT and Orthopaedic surgeons). We are close enough to Ballarat to obtain help quickly, yet far enough away for us to have maintained the interest and skills to deal with both emergencies and more complex chronic medical problems. Our local community health centre provides an extensive range of allied health, including physiotherapy, dentistry, district nursing, occupational therapy and home and community support services. At Trentham we look after high-level nursing home and low-level hostel patients
Springs Medical is an Accredited General Practice Training post. We have 5 Accredited Trainers. Registrar/s can spend 1 term (6 months) or 2 terms (12months) at Springs Medical. GPT1, GPT2, GPT3 & ARSP placements are accepted at SM. MCCC is our Regional Training Provider. We participate in the Parallel Rural Community Curriculum Programme with Deakin University, School of Medicine. Two 3rd. year medical students spend a year at Springs Medical each year. We host a number of nursing students per year through the Deakin University. Practice activities including regular in house educational meetings including weekly Clinical meetings.
After hours patients are triaged by nursing staff at the local hospital, and are virtually always seen at the hospital: Central Highlands Rural Health – Daylesford Campus.
Participation in afterhours at Daylesford campus is generally based on the following:
• one weeknight 6pm to 8am (Mon to Thurs) in three to four weeks
• one Friday night (6pm Friday to 12 midday Saturday) in ten to twelve weeks
o when a doctor is on call on weekdays (Monday to Friday night) it is expected they will be the First Call Doctor during the day for emergencies presenting at the hospital
• one Saturday (12 midday Saturday to 8am Sunday) in not-less-than ten
• one Sunday (8am Sunday to 8am Monday) in not-less-than ten
• one Public Holiday (8am to 8am) in not-less-than ten
o each Sunday / Public Holiday includes morning ward round and urgent patient attendance in casualty 0900 to 1200
• Additional sessions may be negotiated with the practice.
Participation in afterhours at Kyneton campus is on a voluntary basis and is coordinated by Central Highlands Rural Health – Kyneton campus.
Hours of operation
In Daylesford, our reception team are available Mon-Fri 8.30am – 6pm with GP appointments available 8.00am- 8pm Monday & Friday, 9am – 3:30pm Saturday and Sunday.
For our branch locations in Trentham and Kyneton, we are open Mon – Fridays 8:30- 5:00pm. Kyneton also operates from 9am – 3:00pm on Saturdays.
Our twenty doctors and registrars are assisted by clinical team leaders who direct and manage the practice nurse team(s). Our team of GP’s include a combination of full time and sessional GP’s.
Our Principal GP’s are James Smith, Gerard Ingham, Sandeep Dhaliwal and Brad Wyer. Associate GP’s are Beth Quin, Greg Stewart, Jonathon Barrell, Albert Ip, Ruth Spencer, Falak Naz, James Smith, Nick Rhead, John O’Neill, Holly Lewis, Danielle Robinson, Frances Squires, Kate Turnbull and Fortunato Mazzei.
For Semester 2 2021 we have two Registrar positions, Madison Stephen and Sadia Asad.
GP’s are well supported by our Primary Care Nurse team. Led by Clinical Team Leader, Lee-anne Potter RN, Clinical Acute Coordinator Tayla Gale, and Clinical Wellness Coordinator Justine Stevenson, we have 14 Practice Nurses including an accredited diabetes educator, with a minimum of three being rostered on concurrently, at the Daylesford clinic and one at Trentham and Kyneton.
We have a comprehensive skilled and experienced team of administrative staff, including General Manager, Emma Johns, Operations Manager Karen Jephcott , Finance Manager Madelaine Redman, Reception Coordinators Jeffrey Chua (Daylesford and Trentham) and Abby Conroy (Kyneton) supported by a customer service, payroll and accounts, marketing and communications, information technology and back office team of twenty five full time and part time staff. Emma ensures seamless operational support across the service including health and safety, building, and orientation and induction and IT requirements for doctors, nurses, allied health, students and visiting physicians and specialist.
From our customer service team, a minimum of 4 staff are rostered on at any one time on week days and 2 on Saturday mornings at Daylesford. We are also proud to be a part of the Commonwealth Covid 19 Vaccine Rollout Program – offering weekend Covid Vaccination Clinics for our communities in Daylesford and surrounds.
The relationship of GP Registrar and Training Practice is one of Employer and employee.
The GPRA National Minimum Terms & Conditions 2021 addendum will apply for GPT1 & GPT2 Registrars.
Although the GPRA National Minimum terms & conditions do not apply to a GPT3/GPT4 term, we use this as a base for terms & conditions.
Our three sites are located in the heart of Victoria’s spa country and Macedon Ranges. Daylesford and its twin town, Hepburn Springs and surrounding districts offer a tranquil setting with fabulous lifestyle choices. A thriving tourist centre approximately 108 kilometres north-west of Melbourne with a diverse population of 7000. The area has long been Australia’s premier spa and rejuvenation centre. The towns reflect the heritage of the Swiss-Italian miners and other immigrants who settled in the area.
Trentham is located halfway between Daylesford and Woodend, high on the Great Dividing Range. A wonderful country village, it is filled with character, fabulous stores, restaurants and gardens. Our Trentham clinic offers a relaxed, country practice while still supporting the local community with modern facilities and patient focussed care.
Springs Medical Kyneton is located in the Paris end of Kyneton – Piper Street. With fabulous restaurants, boutique stores and a growing and diverse community, Kyneton offers a relaxed country lifestyle only 70 kms from Melbourne.
The beautifully preserved towns of the region are renowned for their cafés, antiques, crafts, galleries and antiquarian book shops. Indulge in the local spa retreats, natural therapy centres, retail outlets, restaurants and a calendar of rich cultural and arts festivals. Enjoy the thriving artistic community or explore the botanic gardens, lakes, hills and forest, walking tracks, trail rides, vintage railway or participate in golf, tennis or other local sporting activities. Live in the spa capital of Australia, a major tourist, holiday and alternative lifestyle town, just over an hour from Melbourne!
For additional practice information, please check out our website www.springsmedical.com.au
or telephone Emma Johns General Manager or Dr Brad Wyer (GP and Director – owner)
on 03) 5348 2227
Check out the following websites for further local information
www.visitdaylesford.com.au www.hepburn.vic.gov.au https://www.visitmacedonranges.com/village/kyneton/ https://visithepburnshire.com.au/trentham/