Brisbane Southside GP Super Clinic

Information about the Brisbane Southside GP Super Clinic (UQ Health Care - Brisbane Southside) in Queensland.

Page last updated: 01 October 2014

Information as at August 2014

Brisbane Southside GP Super Clinic

Location of Super Clinic

Annerley: Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) Building, 20 Cornwall St, Woolloongabba, QLD (adjacent to the Princess Alexandra Hospital)

Logan Hub: Shop 8, Meadowbrook Shopping Village, Loganlea Rd (Cnr Edenlea Drive), Meadowbrook QLD and 260 Loganlea Road, Meadowbrook.

Contact details

(07) 3346 5303
Websites:
Brisbane Southside GP Super Clinic Meadowbrook
Brisbane Southside GP Super Clinic Annerley

Funding recipient

University of Queensland [clinical services provided by UQ Health Care]

Total Commonwealth funding

$7.5 million (GST Exclusive) Top of page

Description of clinic

The Brisbane Southside GP Super Clinic comprises two separate sites in Annerley and Logan. Each clinic is a fully self-contained medical facility. The clinics share opportunities for clinical staff and service provision.

UQ Health Care – Annerley hub operates from the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence Building, 20 Cornwall Street, Woolloongabba. The Clinic opened on 14 February 2011.

UQ Health Care – Logan hub operates from Shop 8, Meadowbrook Shopping Village, Loganlea Road (Cnr Edenlea Drive), Meadowbrook (Stage 1), and 260 Loganlea Road, Logan (Stage 2). Stage 1 opened on 5 September 2011 and Stage 2 opened on 22 July 2013. Top of page

Services

Multidisciplinary care

The Annerley Hub and Logan hubs provide GP consultations, nursing services and urgent care clinics for patients who cannot get in to see their regular GP, and services to category 4 and 5 patients from the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Logan Hospital emergency departments.

Other services include practice nurses, a nurse practitioner and allied health practitioners including a physiotherapist, exercise physiologist, occupational therapist, dietician, podiatrist and psychologist providing the following services:
  • services to clients of Refugee Health Queensland and homeless people in the broad local area (hostels and walk-in)
  • ante-natal and shared care
  • complex chronic disease management services including mental health and pain management
  • an Ozlink Community Care Coordinator provides coordination of community care at the clinic
  • workers compensation consultations
  • work and insurance medical examinations
  • a pathology collection service
  • diabetes, respiratory service (Logan) Top of page

Preventative services

Preventative and support activities provided by GPs, practice nurses and allied health practitioners include:
  • a 'Sprains and Strains' clinic to care for soft tissue injury management
  • child health and immunisations
  • birthday check-up;
  • health assessments and periodic reviews
  • women's health including Pap smears and family planning
  • men's health
  • travel vaccines
  • minor surgery and skin lesion removals
  • skin clinics
  • follow up care and care coordination post ED / MAPU, particularly for patients without a regular GP
The Logan hub has GPs, practice nurses and allied health professionals providing access to psychology, podiatry and dietetics services on a sessional basis. Other allied health services include occupational therapy, speech therapy, and exercise physiology.

Prevention strategies such as "Lifescripts" supported by links to community health and lifestyle programs play a prominent role are available at both sites.

The Brisbane Southside GP Super Clinic collaborates with the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) on the delivery of relevant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services. Top of page

Health needs and priorities

Research has identified that the Brisbane Southside Annerley and Logan communities are suffering from poor health and a high burden of preventable or modifiable diseases. Engagement with the local health communities has identified key health priorities and services have been planned accordingly. The following additional service arrangements target the needs of specific communities:
  • diabetes clinic led by an endocrinologist
  • complex diabetes services to commence in September/October 2013
  • Healthy Living Centres and Healthy Living Programmes
  • Koala Clinics for child and youth obesity (which features a healthy lifestyle program for families) will commence in September 2013 at the Logan hub.

Quality

The Annerley and Logan (Stage 1) hubs are accredited by AGPAL against RACGP Standards. Top of page

Operating hours

Annerley: Monday to Friday from 7am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm. Clinic opening hours are anticipated to expand to 70 hours per week in August 2013. After hours services are provided by Family Care.

Logan hub: Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm and Saturdays 8am to 12 midday.

After hours services are provided by Family Care.

Billing arrangements

Annerley: MBS items bulk billed for persons under 16, over 65 and concession card holders and patients referred by the Princess Alexandra Hospital ED.

Logan (Stage 1): 100% bulk billing for the first 12 months of operation.

Home visits and visits to residential aged care facilities

Logan hub: Home visits and visits to residential aged care facilities are not currently provided at the Logan Hub. An aged care service, initially with Jeta Gardens Aged Care Facility, runs in collaboration with geriatricians from the UQ Centre for On-line Health. This includes nurse practitioner led urgent triage and review service for RACF residents with the aim of preventing hospital ED admission. Top of page

Clinical training arrangements

The Brisbane Southside GP Super Clinic has integrated with the University of Queensland's training and education programs to provide a range of student placement opportunities. Since commencing operations at Annerley & Logan Hubs, a number of medical students have undertaken clinical training placements in 2011.

Students enrolled in dentistry, dietetics, speech pathology, pharmacy, physiotherapy, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, medicine and nursing have the opportunity to complete placements at the clinic.

The clinic has commenced the process for accreditation by the Central and Southern Queensland Training Consortium in order to train GP Registrars.

Disclaimer

In addition to the general disclaimer available through the link at the bottom of this website, the Australian Government Department of Health states the following:

  • The information on this website about the GP Super Clinics Programme is subject to change without notice and should not be relied upon for commercial or any other purpose

  • The Australian Government Department of Health does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.

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