• Gippsland Lakes Community Health, Lakes Entrance

    The practice of 5 GPs is based within a community health setting and has access to a broad range of health professionals and areas including counselling, allied health, drug & alcohol services and aboriginal health workers. There are also an extensive range of nursing services available including maternal child health, home based nursing, palliative care, wound management, respiratory, diabetes, women’s health and immunisations. The focus is on a team based approach especially to the management of chronic diseases.

    The practice is supported by experienced registered nurses who conduct triage and assessments. As there is no hospital in Lakes Entrance, Gippsland Lakes Community Health provides a primary response to a range of medical emergencies. The clinic incorporates a well-equipped accident and emergency facility, staffed by experienced nursing personnel. Visiting specialists include a surgeon, physician and paediatrician. The practice is fully computerised and is electronically linked with outreach GP services at sites including Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust. Outreach clinics are provided in Metung and Bruthen.

    The Centre is accredited for Registrar, medical student and PGPPP training. Opportunities exist for skill development in the areas of emergency medicine, home and palliative care, Koori health and minor surgical procedures