Queenstown General Practice, TAS


Improving the health of our communities.


Ochre Medical Centre Queenstown

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday
9.00am to 5.00pm
Closed weekends and public holidays

60-64 Orr St
Queenstown TAS 7467

Call: (03) 6472 2380

The practice is the only private medical centre in Queenstown and is attached to the hospital and aged care facility. The practice has the capacity for three full-time doctors who are supported by a full-time CDM trained Registered Nurse and practice staff. The hospital has two emergency and 10 acute beds, with the closest referral hospital being in Burnie, which is a two-hour drive away.

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

Billing type
At the General Practitioner’s discretion

Practice Manager
Amanda Shea

List of visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services
Community podiatry
Diabetes educator
Social workers
Drug and alcohol Counsellor
Midwife clinics
Child Health
Obstetrics and gynaecology clinic
Consultant Rheumatologist
Onsite pathology
X-Ray Service – 2 days per week


Professor Dennis Pashen (MBBS Qld, MPHTM, FACRRM, FRACGP) – General Practitioner/VMO
Professor Dennis Pashen has joined the Queenstown General Practice in 2015 with 40 years’ experience working within rural and remote practice. This has included procedural practice in Ingham, the North Queensland Clinical School of the University of Queensland, Foundation Director of the Mt Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, Director of Medical Services in South Burnett and Rural Darling Downs Health and Hospital Services with responsibility for 18 rural hospitals. In 2014 Dennis moved to Southern Tasmania and spent the year providing Locum services throughout Australia in emergency medicine, obstetrics and general practice.
Dennis is a former President of the ACRRM and currently the National President of the Rural Doctors Associations.
Dennis is passionate about rural and remove health services across Australia and has been active in working towards improving access to health care for rural communities.
Specialty interest areas: medical education and training, rural health care, use of social media to promote rural health care

Dr Melanie Van Twest (BA, B-Litt (Hons), MBBS, MA) – General Practitioner
Dr Van Twest graduated in Medicine in late 2006 and then completed her junior years in Ballarat, Victoria, before moving to Canberra to work to in Orthopaedics and later in Emergency Medicine. After spending a year for the Australian Antarctic Division, including time on Macquarie Island, Melanie is now trained in and working in General Practice.
Dr Van Twest has great interest in archaeology and traveling.
Dr Van Twest will be working Monday to Friday on a rotational basis
Specialty interest areas: General Practice, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health, Muscular Skeletal Medicine.

Queenstown General Practice
60-64 Orr St
Queenstown TAS 7467

Phone, Fax & Email
Telephone: (03) 6472 2380
Facsimile: (03) 6472 2384
Email: ohmcqueenstown@ochrehealth.com.au

Queenstown (7467) is situated on the west coast of Tasmania which lies in a valley on the western slopes of Mount Owen on the West Coast Range. With the A10 Highway running through Queenstown, it can take 2 hours to reach Burnie on the north coast of Tasmania or 4 hours to Hobart.


Our Interns

Intern JacquelineJacqueline Lim
The blend of science and care for people is what drew University of Tasmania medical graduate Jacqueline Lim towards a career as a doctor.

Jacqueline is looking forward to starting Ochre Health’s government-funded community internship program at Queenstown General Practice next year, and hopes to focus on anaesthetics or obstetrics throughout her career.

Having grown up in Hong Kong, Jacqueline moved to Auckland, New Zealand in 2012, where she spent a year studying a science degree. It was the strong element of human contact and prospect of broader career options that persuaded her to move to Hobart and pursue a medical degree in 2013.

Having lived in Burnie for the past two years studying at the University of Tasmania’s Rural Clinical School, Jacqueline is particularly passionate about a career in rural medicine.

“I really like the strong sense of community you get to experience working in rural areas and also the chance to learn a bit more about a person and see them holistically, as opposed to spending 10 minutes with them and never meeting again, which can often be the case in bigger cities. I enjoy a challenge and there’s a good variety of complexities that come when dealing with patients without the support of a major hospital.”

When she’s not focusing on her medical studies, Jacqueline enjoys cooking, knitting and visiting her brother in Sydney.

Queenstown staff
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