King Island General Practice, TAS

FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL: (03) 6462 0200

Overview
Ochre Health took over the King Island General Practice on the 1st January 2016. The Medical Practice is located in the island’s largest town; Currie. It is a two doctor practice and serves a resident population of around 1500 plus all of the visitors who regularly come to the island. The medical practice has been caring for the health and wellbeing of the King Island community for many years. The practice offers on-call support to the King Island Hospital.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm. The Medical Practice is closed for 1 hour between 1:00pm-2:00pm for lunch.

After hours
For after hours please call the King Island Hospital on 03 6462 9900. If it is an emergency please call ‘000’.

Billing type
This is a mixed billing practice. Pensioners, Health Care Card Holders and children under 16 years may be bulk billed, please ask reception for a fee for your specific requirement.

Practice Manager
Lauren Woods

Registered Nurses
There is one Registered Nurse working at King Island General Practice.
Services provided by the Registered Nurses are: CDM, BP Monitoring, INR’s, ECG and Immunisations

List of visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services
A range of allied health providers visit King Island on a regular basis. For more information please speak with reception.

DWS
Yes

RA and RRMA classification
RA 5 RRMA 7

Retention Grant
Yes

Dr Moray Wilson (MBChB) – General Practitioner
Originally from Scotland, Dr Moray Wilson made the move to Australia starting in Brisbane.
He has worked in Emergency Care across hospitals in Queensland before taking up a full time GP role in King Island.
Specialty interest areas: Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine

Dr David Hateley (MBBS, Awaiting RACGP Fellowship) – General Practitioner / VMO
Dr Hateley started working on the Sunshine Coast, following which he has worked all over from Mount Isa to Katherine to south West WA and Northern NSW. He has also done some volunteer work in the Solomon Islands. David likes surfing, golfing and mountain biking.
Specialty interest areas: General Practice and Paediatrics
Dr Hateley will be working full time

Address
35 Edward Street
Currie TAS 7256

Phone, Fax & Email
Phone: (03) 6462 0200
Fax: (03) 6462 1923
Email: ohmckingisland@ochrehealth.com.au

Overview

King Island is located approximately 80 km northwest of Tasmania in Australia and about 90 km southeast of Cape Otway on the Victorian coast of Australia. King Island, with a population between 1500 and 2000, is one of Australia’s undiscovered island retreats. Wildly rugged, windswept and attractive it boasts over 145 km of untouched coastline, an estimated 57 offshore wrecks and a wide and unusual variety of seabirds and wildlife. This is not a tiny island, it is some 64 km long and 26 km wide.

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