Our first semester GP Registrars – Dr Raquel Diego and Dr Vivek Eranki – have now completed their 6 month term at CRVMC. We welcome 3 new GP Registrars – Dr Lauren Gibson, Dr Harshi (Kanchana) Weerasekera and Dr Alan Bosco. We wish all the new doctors a great learning experience and hope you enjoy your stay in Collie.
Quadrivalent Flu Vaccinations Have Arrived!
Free through the National Immunisation Program for people aged 65 years and over, all pregnant women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over, children aged between 6 months to 5 years and anyone with a chronic medical condition that places them at an increased complications from the flu (e.g. diabetes, severe asthma, heart conditions, etc).
If you are NOT eligible for a free quadrivalent vaccine, the cost is $22.50 (incl of GST) or $19.75 (for businesses with the Collie Chamber of Commerce). WALK IN and have your shot (no booking needed). Have a healthy winter and get vaccinated smile emoticon
Collie River Valley Medical Centre is pleased to announce an extension of our maternity service to our community. We now have four doctors providing obstetric services for low risk patients within Collie.
Dr Peter Wutchak has been practicing obstetrics in the area for over 16 years. He is anaesthetically trained which allows epidural based pain relief options.
Dr Jan Van Vollenstee has obstetric experience in both South Africa and Australia. As a GP surgeon, he is able to perform elective and emergency caesarean sections.
We now have two female GPs who have procedural skills in obstetrics that have joined our practice.
Dr Amanda Sabel is an English trained doctor who brings a wealth of obstetric experience from both England and Africa. She is quickly becoming an integral part of our team.
Dr Raquel Diego is a GP Registrar who is very experienced with obstetric care both in The Philippines and Australia. She has completed extensive time in maternity hospitals in Perth as well as offering GP obstetrics in Narrogin last year. Dr Diego is able to perform caesarean sections.
Also, Dr Adrian Lee is able to provide anaesthetic coverage that will allow epidurals for labour and caesarean sections.
This is the strongest team we have had in Collie for over a decade. When many towns are struggling to keep their maternity units open, we are working hard with the Collie hospital to build our maternity unit. For this to be successful, we need the support of the community.
From everyone at Collie River Valley Medical Centre we wish you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
We will be closed from 2pm on Christmas Eve (Thurs 24th of December) and reopen on Tuesday the 29th of December.
We will also be closed on New Year’s Day (Friday).
In case of an emergency, patients should go straight to the Collie Hospital or phone 000. Patients will be assessed by the emergency nurse and our on-call doctor is called if it is deemed urgent. Please note, the emergency department is not a substitute for the GP services within CRVMC normal business hours.
Free Health Assessment and Skin Checks were once again offered by CRVMC at the Collie Show. Thank you to Jenny, Janet, Angela, Chantelle, Ashleigh, Aimee and Sharon for giving up their time on the day. Dr Van Vollenstee and Dr Wutchak would like to remind people that if there is a change in colour, shape or size of any spot, mole or freckle, please book an appointment for a skin check on 9734 4111. All skin cancer checks are charged as a standard consultation.