With a population of around 3000 (34% Aboriginal), this picturesque and green town boasts a charming main street lined with magestic old pubs, interesting murals, cafes, and Art Deco buildings. There are multiple dining and shopping services available along with an impressive bowling club and recreational facilities.
In this inviting township, you will experience the full gamut of medicine. Being a small town, you’ll enjoy a less frantic pace than in the big smoke and have a chance to spend decent time with your patients practising quality healthcare.
Joining a three doctor roster, you will start your weekday at the hospital doing ward rounds together. By late morning you will head to the Castlereagh Medical Centre, a two-minute drive away, for GP consults. You’ll be on-call for all emergency presentations between 8 am and 6 pm, and on-call evening and weekends 1:2/1:3 for cat 1 & 2 only, depending on how many other doctors are sharing the roster.
Whoever is on-call on the weekend does morning ward rounds at the hospital on Saturday and Sunday and is then on-call for emergencies cat 1 & 2. The Medical Centre is not open on weekends.
The hospital is equipped with 3 emergency beds, 8 acute care beds, and an 18-bed residential aged care ward. If you enjoy a diverse population and variety in your work this is a great locum ‘gig’ where you can start your day doing ward rounds and by lunch be in the Medical Centre.
The nursing staff and Allied Health teams offer first-class support making your locum experience both enjoyable and memorable. We think you’ll love it so much you’ll want to go back!