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Ochre Medical Centre Queenstown
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
Ochre Health is a mixed billing practice. Bulk billing is available at the discretion of the individual doctor and as a general guide, pensioners (over 65 years of age), health care card holders and children under 16 years can be bulk billed at certain times during the day. Please ask our friendly reception team for more details. Please also note, we have systems in place to process your Medicare rebate claims on the spot.
List of visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services
Drug and alcohol Counsellor
Obstetrics and gynaecology clinic
X-Ray Service – 2 days per week
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 Philip Cassidy (MB ChB BAO, DRANZCOG, FRACGP) – General Practitioner/VMO
Dr Philip Cassidy has over 15 years experience in both rural and urban general practice. Originally studying at Queens University in Belfast, Philip has undertaken roles in Northern Ireland, Canberra, Sri Lanka and two years as a solo rural GP in Victoria. Phil moved to Tasmania in 1999 and joined the Ochre team in Queenstown initially as a locum in early 2014 and became a regular GP/VMO in the town from January 2015, splitting his time with his practice in Launceston.
Specialty interest areas: rural medicine and obstetrics
Queenstown General Practice
60-64 Orr St
Queenstown TAS 7467
Phone, Fax & Email
Telephone: (03) 6472 2380
Facsimile: (03) 6472 2384
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 Latest Intern
Hobart born Chris Etherington’s love of science, problem-solving and helping others made a career in medicine seem like an obvious choice.
Throughout his education Chris had a technical and scientific bent, which led him to briefly considering a career in engineering before deciding upon a career in medicine.
“There’s nothing more fascinating than the physiology of the human body – being able to learn and use that understanding to help others sounds pretty fun, doesn’t it?”
Chris completed his medical degree at the University of Tasmania’s Rural Clinical School, spending the last two years in the state’s North West. Through his studies he developed a keen interest in a number of areas of medicine including Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, and Rural General Practice, which he believes offers a stimulating mix of disciplines and experiences.
“You get a bit of everything with rural medicine – the people are more friendly, the environment is much more stunning, you have a greater scope of practice and can do more procedures, and it gives me a chance to help a relatively under-serviced population. The greater knowledge base required is academically attractive. It also gives us a better chance to explore areas of interest in more depth.”
Chris is among the third intake of medical interns participating in Ochre Health’s government-funded community internship program in Tasmania. The 13 week placement will have him spending several months living and working in Queenstown on Tasmania’s stunning West Coast.
“I’ve spent my last two years of medical school on the North West, but haven’t spent too long in Queenstown except for some emergency skills sessions. I’m looking forward to exploring the West Coast a bit more!”