King Island General Practice, TAS

FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL: (03) 6462 0200

Improving the health of our communities.

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Ochre Medical Centre King Island

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri:
9.00am to 1.00pm, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Closed weekends and public holidays

Address
35 Edward Street
Currie, TAS 7256

Call: (03) 6462 0200

 

Overview
Ochre Medical Centre King Island is located in the island’s largest town, Currie. The practice 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 well-being 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 Harvey

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.

 

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

Dr Kevin Walters (BHB, MBChB, Dip Paeds, FRNZCGP, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Kevin graduated from Auckland University, New Zealand and worked in rural Northland, first in a rural base hospital, then in a General Practice training programme. He has experience in Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and training in Diving medicine. He briefly went to England where he worked in the NHS. Returning to NZ, he has worked in multiple roles in General Practice, but mainly in large scale clinics with after hours care and Urgent care. He has an interest in practice design and has held directorships in Healthcare Organisations. He has worked as a consultant in practice change and design. He has a Diploma in Paediatrics from Auckland University. He moved to Australia in 2013 and has worked in General Practice at a Super Clinic on the Central Coast NSW. He has also worked most recently in Tropical Queensland.
In his spare time Kevin enjoys the great outdoors; camping, fishing, hunting, diving and boating. He also enjoys cooking, motorbike and car restoration, and watching the All Blacks win.
Specialty interest areas: General Practice, Paediatrics, Minor Surgery

Michelle Bonnici (MBChB FRNZCGP FRACGP MWOMHMed) – General Practitioner
Michelle qualified in South Africa in 1984. She worked in a fertility and gynaecology unit for many years as well as acting as a police surgeon. She moved to New Zealand in 1994, where she worked as a GP and in emergency managing acute injuries and conditions. She was also involved in several government-led quality improvement projects like diabetes (of which she had the clinical lead in Auckland and Northland rural area), general practice and bowel screening initiatives. In 2013 Michelle moved to Australia, where she has worked as a GP in regional NSW and Queensland. In 2016 she completed her Masters in Women’s Health. Michelle and her husband have 3 sons and 2 grandsons living in NSW. They enjoy travelling and cooking. Michelle enjoys the outdoors and nature, boating, fishing and reading.
Specialty interest areas: Women’s Health including sexual health, fertility, contraception, early antenatal care and menopause management, minor surgical procedures

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.

Our Latest Intern

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Currently based at Burnie’s Northwest Regional Hospital on rotation, Nathan is Tasmanian born and bred and shares a love of soccer, AFL and the outdoors.

Growing up in the rural town of Ulverstone on the northern coast of Tasmania, Nathan is excited to be based at King Island for the duration of the 13-week community-based internship program sponsored by Ochre Health.

“I’m excited to be based at King Island and I’m happy that the program is offering King Island as a destination,” he says. “While I spent the first three years of my degree studying in Hobart, I spent the last two years on Tasmania’s north-west coast, including King Island. It’s a great place to be, there are a lot of friendly people and, as an intern in the area, I’ll hopefully get the chance to develop a long-term relationship with my patients.”

Graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine from The University of Tasmania last year, Nathan is interested in pursuing a medical career in either emergency General Practice or via the rural medical generalist pathway with a focus on the new Tasmanian plan. For the time being, Nathan is happy to be working in a general practice setting where he can develop his clinical skills further, be afforded the ability to think on his feet, and see different things from day-to-day.

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