Community spotlight: Queens Park Medical Centre

Queens Park Medical Centre is a doctor-owned and operated practice that has been operating since 2008.

The practice philosophy, ‘everyone leaves feeling better, reflects the holistic care and support that the team strives to give every patient. The local community consists of a wide range of demographics (ranging from young families to a retirement village), cultural and socioeconomic status, as well as those from migrant and refugee backgrounds. With a diverse range of patients, the team find working at Queens Park Medical Centre to be interesting, stimulating, rewarding and provides great learning opportunities for all.

 

“For exposure to patients over a long period and experience with a wide variety of demographics, this is a great practice,” says WAGPET registrar Dr Talila Milroy.

 

2020 has proven to be a momentous year for many healthcare providers. Queens Park Medical Centre has taken the opportunity during these challenging times to embrace change and improve the infrastructure and premises. They are excited for the launch of their new building that will house allied health professionals and allow for four full-time GPs to practise along a dedicated support team.

 

A day at Queens Park Medical Centre has a steady pace with a manageable flow of patients in the clinic.

 

“We can perform small procedures and iron infusions. Practice nurses has a wide skill-set across chronic disease management, childhood immunisation and diabetes education,” says Dr Tahlia Milroy.

 

The doctors and nurses are on a first-name basis with many patients. There is a friendly vibe in the office and a buzz of conversation in the waiting room. Every month, clinical meetings are held to discuss patient cares, brainstorm and provide support to improve patient care and practice efficiencies.

 

At Queens Park Medical Centre, the team strive to provide the highest standard of patient care within general practice. They strongly believe in the importance of training the new generation of general practitioners to strive for the same outcome.

 

They consider it both a privilege and a responsibility to pass on knowledge and skills. As part of this endeavour, they have become accredited as a GP training facility with WAGPET as well as training medical students from the University of Notre Dame and providing work experience for high school students from St Norbert High School.

 

They believe in ongoing education to keep skills and procedures up to date. Newly trained doctors (even while still learning themselves) provide fresh ideas to the practice. They welcome change and when striving for the highest standard of patient care they will implement new strategies to improve the practice.

 

“It has been a very positive experience to work at Queens Park Medical Centre,” says WAGPET registrar Dr Kayla MacKinnon. “I have received excellent support and the team is very friendly”.

 

Registrars can expect a varied and fulfilling learning experience at Queens Park Medical Centre. Any registrar would benefit from a placement at the practice. The team offers a diverse range of teaching methods and training opportunities including:

 

  • observing supervisors during consultations
  • supervisors observing registrars during consultations
  • video consultations
  • practice meetings
  • tutorials and case discussions
  • practical skills training

 

Queens Park Medical Centre is a fantastic place to work with a team who values co-operation, friendship and mutual care. Staff enjoy fun activities such as picnics, bowling and impromptu Uber Eats lunch deliveries.

 

If you want to know more about a placement at Queens Park Medical Centre, contact our friendly team on 08 9473 8200.