Ochre Health Medical Centre Boggabri, NSW

FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL: (02) 6749 7097
Overview
Boggabri Medical Centre is the sole practice in the town and is located in one wing of Boggabri Hospital. A 16 bed nursing home is also located in the same building and the doctors provide on call services to the hospital. The hospital has 4 acute and 16 long stay beds with the nearest referral hospital being a 90 minute drive away in Tamworth.

Due to the increased mining activity just outside Boggabri, there has been increased demand for both General Practice and Occupational medicine (including pre-employment health checks) at the practice.

Hours of operation
9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday

Billing type

At the General Practitioner’s discretion

Practice Manager
Donna Grover

Nurse
One Registered Nurse

List of visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services
Physiotherapist
Psychologist
Podiatrist
Dietitian
Laverty Pathology

District of Workforce Shortage
Yes

RA and RRMA classification
RA 3 (Outer Regional) and RRMA 5

Fellowship Training
Location is suitable for the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS)

Moratorium reduction
Up to 7 Years

Retention Grant
up to $18000

Transition Grant
$3000

Dr Nishad Gamage (MBBS) – General Practitioner/VMO
Dr Nishad Gamage is originally from Sri Lanka and studied MBBS in Colombo. He joined the team in Boggabri in February 2014 after working at Gosford and Wyong Hospital. He holds General Registration with AHPRA and will be applying for a place on the 2015 Remote Vocational Training Scheme.
Specialty interest area: Skin and Rural Medicine

Dr Oshi Gunawardhana (MBBS) – General Practitioner/VMO
Dr Oshi Gunawardhana is originally from Sri Lanka and studied MBBS in Colombo. She joined the team in Boggabri in February 2014 after working at Gosford and Wyong Hospital. She holds General Registration with AHPRA and will be applying for a place on the 2015 Remote Vocational Training Scheme.
Specialty interest area: Mental Health

Address
Wee Waa Street
Bogabbri, NSW, 2382

Telephone
(02) 6749 7097

Overview
Boggabri is a small town on the Kamilaroi Highway in north-western NSW in Narrabri Shire, between Gunnedah and Narrabri. In 2011 Census the population of Boggabri was 1,189.The name Boggabri comes from Gamilaraay bagaaybaraay, literally means “having creeks”. The same “creek” element is found in the name of Boggabilla.

The Namoi River passes through Boggabri. Fishing is a popular activity on the Namoi River.

Boggabri’s main tourist attraction is Gin’s Leap, so-called after a story of an Aboriginal girl who jumped from the cliff while trying to escape a group of men in the 17th or 18th century.

With a rich agricultural history and several recently opened coal mines the town is set for further expansion. The town boasts a nine hole golf course, bowling club and RSL Club. A modern motel, caravan park which has 3 cabins available (which bookings can be made through the Narrabri Visitor Information Centre, they are self-contained but must supply your own linen) and two hotels provide accommodation in the town while fuel and motor repairs are also available.

The main business area of Boggabri has over the years been found in three different streets. This makes for an interesting mix of architecture which can be explored with a walk along the Boggabri Heritage Trail.

 

Boggabri Medical Centre team
Boggabri-Pub
Boggabri-Court-House

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