- Face masks are no longer required to be worn at the medical centre, unless of course you would like to. We do ask however, that if you are unwell with flu like symptoms that you wait outside and call reception when you arrive. We will also ask you to wear a mask when entering the building.
- We spent a lovely day at the Showground this week hoping to encourage our young people to work in the healthcare sector. Thanks to Erin Lute from Regional Industry Education Partnerships, Training Services Mid North Coast for organising this event. It’s important for our community to know and understand what careers paths there are in Gloucester. We pride ourselves in being able to offer school based traineeships in business/medical adminstration and hopefully very soon, the nursing assistant role.
- We have been fortunate enough to retain our two registrars for another term. Drs Thacker and Soesanto will be with us for another 6 months. We have a new face within our reception team. Donna Cranshaw has joined us as a casual receptionist.
- We will be closed on Saturdays until further notice.
- We are working hard on recruiting new doctors to MediCo. It is a difficult time right now for us with the departure of Dr Jim Bird and Dr Daryl Pudney so we appreciate the community’s patience and understanding while we do our best to ensure the community still has access to medical care. We are committed to ensuring you can see a doctor when you need to.
We have also implemented a new system of communicating with our patients. Using technology we are hoping that the community is appreciating quicker and greater communication with the use of text messaging to relay messages to our patients. There are some wrinkles to iron out (which we are working on). Please know too that if you do not have a mobile phone or don’t have mobile service, we will be in contact with you via another method, if necessary. You are always welcome to call the practice to check on your results. We do ask that you take the time to read your text messages carefully, as they will tell you exactly what you need to do.
You will have noticed too when you come to the medical centre that there is an intern assisting doctors with their consultations. We are lucky to be part of an important Junior Medical Officer programme which we are hoping will encourage young doctors to become rural general practitioners. The JMO will spend their 10 weeks between the medical centre and the hospital. Each JMO we’ve had to date has thoroughly enjoyed their time at Gloucester and have appreciated how welcoming the patients and the staff are at both the hospital and the practice.
From the 1st October 2023 MediCo will be charging a surcharge for eftpos transactions. We thank you for your understanding. Fees and charges to be advised.
Thank you for treating the staff at MediCo with respect. We have zero tolerance for abuse. Should you wish to make a complaint please speak with the practice manager.