Swan Hill Primary Health Medical Centre

Swan Hill Primary Health Medical Centre


Swan Hill District Health Senior Medical Officer, Dr Ernan Hession heads the Medical Centre and with practice manager, Gail Kenyon worked to establish the hospital clinic which opened in 2016.The practice hosts up to three AGPT registrars, Monash University medical and La Trobe University nursing students.

Staff includes the practice manager and administration staff, nursing staff, diabetic educator and medical student coordinator.

The medical centre covers all areas of general practice and utilises services provided by the allied health and community health departments within the hospital.

Dr Ernan Hession and Dr Svitlana Kelada

Dr Reshma Banskota           Dr Colin Mitchell
Dr Svitlana Kelada                Dr Ernan Hession
Dr Zeest Naveed                   Dr Manzoor Elahi
Dr Viraj Rajaguru                  Dr Sayeed Mohammed

Ros Div 1 RN and Lucy Div 2 EN and Hollie Div 1 RN are very experienced Practice Nurses and support the GPs in the practice.

Myra (Practice Manager), Michelle (Administration) Polly, Carolyn, Dianne and Anastasia (Receptionists.) Anne – co-ordinating Monash Medical Student placements, education along with providing support for our visiting Gynaecologists. Cree and Bayden are part of our team as casual Receptionists. All Staff members have extensive experience in medical reception and are very happy to help in any way. Registrars can feel confident in seeking their assistance.

Additional services include immunisations, with Practice Nurses Ros and Hollie fully trained Immunisers allowing for Childhood vaccinations 5 days per week.

Practice Information
Number of doctors 8
Number of supervisors 2
Number of visiting specialists 4
Number of rooms 14
Billing Mixed
Allied health professionals Diabetic Educator, Mental Health Nurse, Podiatry, Weekly Echocardiography,
Nursing Staff

EFT 3 (2 Div 1, 1 Div 2)

Additional learning opportunities
Small group learning
Clinical meetings
Assisting with procedures
Supervisor Special Interests

We provide extended geriatric skills and we can offer credentialling to get some VMO work for Registrars

Training Expectations
Practice opening hours Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30 pm, Saturday 8am - 11am, Sunday & Public Holidays 9 am - 11am
College Requirements Full time training requires 38 hrs per week employed averaged over 4 weeks. Less than 38 hours per week employed is part time training.
Saturday and Sunday work Irregular as negotiated.
Out of practice visits

Nursing home visits when on call if required – rare. Home visits if negotiated by patient/doctors – extremely rare.

Local Hospital Information
Hospital affiliations

Swan Hill District Health

Key contact: Myra Spurling
Address: 31 High Street Swan Hill
Telephone: 03 5033 9900
Fax: 03 5033 9920
Email address for applications:
College accreditation RACGP
Pathway Rural

Vacancy Details
Level of Registrar:
eg GPT1 or PRRT1 is now referred to as Training Term 1

Training Term 3
Training Term 4

Employment Type:
Full time applications only

Placement Period:
Semester 1 & 2 (12 month placement)

Our Community

Swan Hill is located on the magnificent Murray River, between Robinvale and Kerang.

The Murray River through Swan Hill is lined with a number of parks including Riverside Park on Monash Drive which has picnic areas, BBQ facilities, a playground and a sound shell. Vast citrus farms and vineyards surround Swan Hill and extend many kilometres to the north-west.

One of the most popular tourist attractions in town is the Pioneer Settlement, situated at the junction of the Murray and Little Murray Rivers. This settlement recreates the atmosphere of a pioneer river port town and it offers paddlesteamer cruises along the Murray River aboard the P.S. Pyap which was built in 1896 and has been restored.

Swan Hill’s commercial centre is mainly centred around Campbell Street and the wide boulevard of McCallum Street which crosses the Murray River over a narrow bridge into New South Wales.

Around 10 kilometres south of Swan Hill on the main highway is Little Murray Weir Road which leads to a weir that is an important part of the region’s irrigation infrastructure.

See more about the region here.

Community groups
Parents’ clubs
School clubs
Spiritual groups
Additional Information

Sporting Clubs

Families and Children

Public transport Two train services to and from Melbourne each day and local buses.
Nearest airport Small airport - Swan Hill. Major regional - Mildura. International airport - Tullamarine, Melbourne
Access and distances to major centres or nearby towns

Melbourne – 3.5 hours drive

Bendigo – 2 hours drive

Mildura – 2.5 hours drive

Child care
Additional Information

Swan Hill Has a TAFE campus offering a variety of courses.

Tourism/ council/ community information websites