The West Brunswick Clinic is a long established clinic, which has been providing quality health care since the 1930s. There are 4 permanent medical practitioners and 2 assistants. Currently there are 3 female doctors. The clinic has 6 consulting rooms, a treatment room and pathology on site. There is ample on street parking.
The clinic hours are:
Monday Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday 9am to 12 noon
After hours provision is through the after hours Locum Service.
The Saturday roster is shared evenly between all doctors. Two doctors work each Saturday.
The clinic is able to offer some flexibility in rostering of hours and also provides lunch.
The clinic provides a full range of general practice services to a broad population of varying ages. The clinic provides services to Aged Care Facilities and elderly people at home on a regular basis. We have a strong practice in palliative care and geriatric medicine. We are an inclusive clinic and welcome all first nations people, the LGBTQI+ community and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Patients are seen by appointment only and bookings are four per hour but less for the registrar initially. We have Covid-19 triage protocols for all people entering the clinic and for all home visit patients. All rooms are equipped with webcams and speakers for video consultations. There are 2 Practice Nurses and a designated treatment room.
There is a long association with the Training Program from the 1970s and the Supervisors have gone through the program themselves and have been supervisors for many years. Our registrars often return to the clinic to work on completion of their training. The clinic is well serviced by on site pathology and local radiology services in the area and is close to major adult and paediatric teaching hospitals.
Billing is mixed with bulk billing and private billing and the clinic is computerised including receiving results and correspondence. We have a thorough system for clinical reminders and results recalls
Teaching comprises of weekly closed door sessions with the supervisor, sessions of direct observation and the option to observe minor procedures during the term. Seeking advice during consultations is strongly encouraged and a supervisor is always available. Monthly lunchtime meetings with a specialist speaker or clinical meetings with discussion amongst the clinic’s GPs. Not during Covid unfortunately.
The clinic offers an excellent environment for a registrar during all of their terms.