Doc­tor can come to you with mobile GP prac­tice

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

■ A new GP clinic aims to fill the gap in the health care ser­vices mar­ket in Wick­ham and Point Sam­son, and the even bet­ter news is that this doc­tor can come to you.

Lo­cal GP Dr Martin Ku­mar has started run­ning a mobile GP clinic from his car in the Wick­ham and Point Sam­son ar­eas.

Wick­ham Mobile GP opened for busi­ness on Mon­day and is de­liv­ered by health­care provider 360 Health + Com­mu­nity.

It will op­er­ate dur­ing busi­ness hours and bring the full range of GP ser­vices to pa­tients.

The clinic is a tem­po­rary ven­ture un­til Dr Ku­mar sets up his per­ma­nent prac­tice, which is un­der­go­ing con­struc­tion.

Health­care provider 360’s prac­tice and en­gage­ment ex­ec­u­tive man­ager Col­lean Fahy said there was a lot of de­mand for the clinic’s ser­vices, given there was only one other GP prac­tice for both towns.

“They’re very ex­cited,” she said of the lo­cals. “It’s about ac­cess for pa­tients, and at the mo­ment there just isn’t enough.”

Ms Fahy said there was a “mixed bag” of health is­sues in the area that the GP clinic would help ad­dress, in­clud­ing chronic dis­ease, men­tal health, and FIFO work­ers’ ac­ces­si­bil­ity to health­care.

Pa­tients can con­tact the Wick­ham Mobile GP on 0427 489 327 or book an ap­point­ment on­line at

Pic­ture: Col­lean Fahy

360 Health + Com­mu­nity’s Col­lean Fahy, nurse Ann Flynn and Dr Martin Ku­mar.

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