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Gippsland Lakes Community Health is hiring GPs

Gippsland Lakes Community Health is hiring GPs


I was working in the city and I felt I needed
a sea change. I saw Lakes Entrance and I thought ‘that sounds
pretty nice’. I thought ‘we’ll stay for a few years’ and I had a 5-year plan, and that
became a 10-year plan and it kept on going; and so I’ve been here for 35 years now! I also liked the idea of community health
centres; the idea that you’ve got an integrated service with practice nurses, the local district
nursing service onsite, a full range of allied health practitioners onsite – physios, occupational
therapists, counsellors of various sorts like alcohol and drug – so it’s fantastic. You’ve
access to all these people very easily. We’re involved pretty heavily in Aboriginal
health; I enjoy going there, I’ve got a lot of friends at Lake Tyers. I also visit Nowa Nowa, where we are today. I like the idea that I’m left to alone to
practise general practice. Lots of people now don’t necessarily want
to run their own business, their own practice which is the traditional model and this is
perfect for that. You have a supportive Board of Management;
they’ve always been supportive of GPs at the centre. This is a fantastic area because there’s so
many natural attractions and resources. The Gippsland Lakes, for a start – if you like
boating, etc it’s fantastic! Equally if you’re keen on other pursuits – bushwalking,
snowfields are less than 2 hours away at Mt Hotham; the far eastern Gippsland and south
coast of New South Wales are fabulous areas and the hidden jewels, in my opinion. Not too many people around, it’s not too crowded…
so that’s very attractive reasons to come and work here. We’d really welcome any doctors who are interested
in coming down this way. I’m getting a bit long in the tooth now, it’s time for me to
shuffle off, you know… (laughs).

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