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Welcome to Karoonda Medical Centre

The Karoonda Medical Centre is committed to providing comprehensive General Practice Care to all individuals and families in the community. All doctors have satisfied the training and continuing medical education requirements of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and are on the Vocation Register of General Practitioners.

The consulting rooms are located in the Hospital which provides on-site accident and emergency service.

Karoonda has associations with the RACGP as an Accredited Teaching Practice for general practitioners with involvement in teaching medical students and activities with Rural Club Medical Students.

Out of Hours Care

When a Doctor is not available at the Medical Centre patients can present to the Karoonda District Hospital for assessment by a qualified RN who will then liaise with the on-call Doctor in Mannum.

Clinic Dates and Visiting Doctors/Nurse Practitioner/Careplan Nurse/Podiatrist

Surgery Hours

9:00am - 5:00pm

closed for lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm

MARCH 2019

 

Wednesday 27th - Dr G Crafter & Angela (Diabetes Educator)

Thursday 28th - Dr G Crafter & Giles (Podiatrist) + Optometrist

Friday 29th - Dr G Crafter & Careplan nurse

Clinic Dates and Visiting Doctors/Nurse Practitioner/Careplan Nurse/Podiatrist

Surgery Hours

9:00am - 5:00pm

closed for lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm

APRIL 2019

Thursday 4th - Dr M Stibbe

Thursday 11th - Dr G Crafter & Careplan nurse

Friday 12th - Dr G Crafter

Wednesday 17th - Dr G Crafter

Thursday 18th - Dr G Crafter & Careplan nurse

Clinic Dates and Visiting Doctors/Nurse Practitioner/Careplan Nurse/Podiatrist

Surgery Hours

9:00am - 5:00pm

closed for lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm

MAY 2019

Wednesday 1st -

Thursday 2nd - Optometrist

Friday 3rd -

Wednesday 15th - Angela, Diabetes Educator

Friday 17th - Giles (Podiatrist)

Karoonda and District Soldiers' Memorial Hospital

Karoonda and District Soldiers' Memorial Hospital is part of the Mallee Health Services. Our hospital is a 22 bed facility with 18 beds for aged care and four beds for active medical treatment. Adjoining the hospital is our eight-room low care hostel.

Accident and emergency

When you arrive at accident and emergency, you will be seen by the duty nurse to collect information and assess your illness or injury. A doctor may not always be present or able to attend the Emergency Department. If this is the case, the on call doctor will be contacted for a telephone consult.

In a medical emergency, it is important that you do not ‘self present’ to hospital. SA Ambulance Service emergency medical dispatch support officers can provide advanced first-aid advice over the phone while an ambulance is on its way to you.

Technology

The Medical Centre has a fully computerised accounting and medical records, currently providing full 24 hours a day medical service with experienced and supportive staff both in the Medical Centre and the Hospital.

Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff

Services at Karoonda and District Soldiers' Memorial Hospital

The following services are available:

Accident and emergency

Telephone: (08) 8579 1111

A registered nurse offers assessment and treatment and a doctor is available on call.

Mallee health community services

Telephone: (08) 8576 4677

Services we offer include:

  • continence advice
  • diabetes services
  • physiotherapy
  • podiatry
  • midwifery
  • social wellbeing
  • social work services
  • youth services.

Visiting services provided from Adelaide and Murray Bridge include:

  • dental
  • dietetics
  • hearing testing
  • occupational therapy
  • ophthalmology
  • speech pathology.  

The breast screening(opens in a new window) bus, bone density bus and the Red Cross blood(opens in a new window) collection bus visit regularly throughout the year.  

Leisure, fitness and recreational activities are provided in the Karoonda Day Centre once weekly.  Contact the hospital for details.

We also provide consulting areas for:

  • Anglicare Counselling and Family Services
  • Bowen therapy
  • Centacare Family Counselling Services
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Child and youth health service
  • mental health for older persons.

Please make appointments for these services directly with the service provider.

Mallee Medical Practice

Telephone: (08) 8579 1122 during office hours

The medical practice is unattended between 12.30 and 1.30 pm and may be closed on Fridays.

Mental health services

Telephone: (08) 8576 4677

For 24-hour emergency assistance and information, phone Rural and Remote Mental Health Service on 13 14 65.

Home care

Telephone: (08) 8579 1111

We provide services to people in their homes to assist them in maintaining their independence for as long as possible.  This includes home nursing and assistance with the activities of daily living, including home cleaning and minor home maintenance.

Meals on Wheels(opens in a new window) is available by contacting the hospital.

Transport assistance is available.

Centrelink access

The hospital maintains a Centrelink(opens in a new window) access point. This service is available Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm. Services include identity verification, fax and telephone access to Centrelink. For advice about your entitlements you will need to contact Centrelink.

Residential aged care

Telephone: (08) 8579 1111

Karoonda and District Health Service residential aged care.