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.
|Number of doctors||8|
|Number of supervisors||2|
|Number of visiting specialists||4|
|Number of rooms||14|
|Allied health professionals||Diabetic Educator, Mental Health Nurse, Podiatry, Weekly Echocardiography,|
EFT 3 (2 Div 1, 1 Div 2)
Additional learning opportunities
|Small group learning|
|Assisting with procedures|
Supervisor Special Interests
We provide extended geriatric skills and we can offer credentialling to get some VMO work for Registrars
|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
|Key contact:||Myra Spurling|
|Address:||31 High Street Swan Hill|
|Telephone:||03 5033 9900|
|Fax:||03 5033 9920|
|Email address for applications:|
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.
|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
Swan Hill Has a TAFE campus offering a variety of courses.