Queenstown General Practice, TAS


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. Ochre Health took over the existing service in February 2014.

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


RA and RRMA classification
RA4 – Outer Regional RRMA – 5 other rural areas

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

Retention Grant

Transition Grant

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 Deepthi Ramasinghe (MBBS,BSL, ALS, APLS) – General Practitioner/VMO
Dr Deepthie Ramasinghe; originally from Sri Lanka has worked from 2007-2013 in hospitals and general practice.
He and his wife made the move to Australia in 2013 where Deepthi had the role of Medical Officer in the Emergency Department in Campbelltown Hospital, NSW.
Having gained invaluable experience in the hospital and working with common disease patterns among Australians, he made the decision to move to a more rural area in which to supply GP skills to the local community of Queenstown, TAS. Deepthi and his young family moved to Queenstown in June 2016, looking forward to their new chapter in the area.
Deepthi shall be available for appointments Monday – Friday 09:00am-05:00pm
Specialty interest areas: Chronic Disease Management, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health


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.


Dr Gerry McGushin with staff at Queenstown General Practice 

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