“I trained here for a year, I’m now a fully qualified GP and I was offered an extension to stay on.
I’ve already started some outreach community programs – we are working on school screening for kids, screening at PCYC programs like boxing, and other community sporting events. We take the opportunity to be there and offer health screening and other health promotions. We can also now do hearing assessments ourselves, we have nurses and health workers who are fully trained to do that. It’s all very exciting!
I really enjoy, and I admire, the comprehensive aspect of healthcare here. We try to provide everything on site, so we’ve got mental health programs, drug and alcohol programs, GP consultations, podiatry and dietitian consultations, and a dental clinic. There are a lot of services to utilise that will eventually help to close the gap.”