Cairns GP Super Clinic

Information about the Cairns GP Super Clinic in Queensland.

Page last updated: 02 October 2014

Information as at August 2014

Cairns GP Super Clinic

Location of Super Clinic

  • 5 Walker Road, Edmonton (Hub)
  • Woree Family Medical Centre (Spoke)
  • McLeod Street Medical Practice (Spoke)
  • Cairns Occupational Therapy (Spoke)
  • Chiropractic Works, Cairns (Spoke)
  • Health Management (Cairns business district and Smithfield Spoke)
  • DiagnoSYS Physiotherapy (Spoke)

Contact details

(07) 4055 4400
Balance! Healthcare website (Cairns GP Super Clinic)

Funding recipient

Balance! Healthcare Pty Ltd

Total Commonwealth funding

$5 million (GST exclusive)

Description of clinic

Edmonton Hub: A newly constructed 648m2, single storey facility.
McLeod Street Spoke: McLeod Street Medical Centre.
Woree Spoke: Renovation of the existing Woree Family Medical Centre.
The Edmonton Clinic opened on 14 May 2012. Top of page

Services

Multidisciplinary care

Services

Edmonton: GP consultations, nursing, dietetics, diabetes education, speech pathology, psychology, physiotherapy, exercise physiology, clinical pharmacy, pathology collection.

Woree: GPs, practice nurse, podiatry, audiology, pathology collection.

McLeod Street: GPs, nursing, psychology, pathology collection.

This hub and spoke model will focus on preventative activities including lifestyle modification and chronic disease management programs.

Workforce

Edmonton: GPs, Practice Nurses, visiting allied health such as a dietitian, diabetes educator, speech pathologist, psychologist, physiotherapist and exercise physiologist. Also available is a clinical pharmacist, pathology collection and an Aboriginal Health Worker.

McLeod Street: GPs nurses, psychologists.

Woree: GPs, a practice nurse, visiting podiatrist, audiologist and pathology collection. Top of page

Preventative services

Edmonton
Diabetes Clinic monthly
Skin Cancer Clinics weekly
Aboriginal Health Clinic at Edmonton 3 days per week

Woree
Skin Cancer Clinics
Nurse led immunization clinics

McLeod Street
Skin Cancer Clinics

Health needs and priorities
Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease Clinic
Asthma Clinic
Mental Health

Quality

AGPAL accreditation is underway at Edmonton. Both Woree and McLeod Street are AGPAL accredited. Top of page

Operating hours

Edmonton: Monday to Friday: 8am - 8pm, Saturday: 9am - 2pm
Woree: Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm, Saturday 8.30am – 11.30am
McLeod Street: Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm, Saturday 8.30am – 11.30am

Balance! Edmonton Family Practice also provides a GP into the Dial-a-Doctor roster which offers after hours home visits after 8pm at night and all day on weekends.

Billing arrangements

All children under 16 years, health care card holders, seniors, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the financially disadvantaged are bulk billed.

Home visits and visits to residential aged care facilities

Home visits are provided on an as needed basis for elderly patients. There are also consultations for regular patients who are in residential aged care facilities at Masonic Aged Care Facility and Sheridan Gardens Aged Care Facility.

Clinical training arrangements

4 Medical students from James Cook University have undertaken clinical placements. Nursing and medical student placements will continue during the next 12 months. McLeod Street and Woree also take Registrars. Top of page

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; and

  • 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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