Well known for being a farming region, Dalby is one of the few places in the world where it is possible to grow both winter and summer crops in the same soil, in the one year. The region is a major cereal and cotton growing area. The Dalby area has an Aboriginal population of approximately 1000 in the community. While enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of country living, Dalby is approximately 215 kilometers west of Brisbane and approximately 85 kilometers west of Toowoomba.

General Practice - Administration

The Dalby General Practice services administrative function is performed by a dedicated administrative team lead by the Chief Executive Officer and provides support in the areas of overall service delivery, finance, quality improvement, IT and human resource management.

General Practice - Clinical

The Dalby General Practice services are delivered by a dedicated team coordinated by a Clinic Manager and comprises of 3 General Practitioners (GPs) and 2 GP Registrars; Registered Nurses (5), Aboriginal Health Workers (4) and Medical Receptionists (3).

The Dalby Clinic is Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) Accredited and currently undergoing preparation for International Standards Organisation (ISO) Accreditation.

General Practice - Chronic Disease

The Chronic Disease Program is coordinated by the organisations Chronic Disease Coordinator (CDC). The CDC ensures Client care is managed efficiently and effectively by accessing the organisations clinical teams or programs, meeting their pathology compliance through the on-site pathology lab (see our Services and Partnership section for more information) or being referred to the relevant visiting GP and/or Allied Health Specialist Clinics (see our Specialist Clinics section for more information). This role also involves working closely with the organisations Programs Coordinator, Medicare Officer and our Social Emotional and Well Being (SEWB) Team (see our SEWB section for more information).

General Practice - Programs

The Dalby General Practice Clinic Team is also supported by a Programs Coordinator (PC). The PC role is to coordinate program activities that compliment GP services and includes Sexual Health, Diabetes Program (Suga Shakers, Walking Group, Good Quick Tucka etc), Hearing Health and Health Promotion/Education Activities.

General Practice - Medicare

The Dalby General Practice Clinic Team is also supported by a Medicare Officer (MO). The MO role ensures that the organisation maximises its Medicare claims and that all eligible clients are registered for and receiving the benefits aligned to the Closing The Gap (CTG) initiative.

General Practice - Client Transport

The access to services is critical to ensuring Goondir's clients receive the appropriate care offered by the Goondir Clinic or Specialist Clinics. The organisations transport service is Queensland Transport Accredited with all Drivers (3) holding Authorised Driver Permits.

After Hours

After Hours: Call Dalby Hospital/St George Hospital on 07 4669 0555/07 4620 2222. In case of Emergencies call 000.

The Oakey Clinic is positioned at 110 Campbell St, Oakey. QLD 4401. The clinic began operations from the Mobile Medical Clinic located at the Oakey Hospital in February 2014, whilst renovating the new site. The first clients seen at the new clinic began October 2014.

“Goondir” in the Dalby area Aboriginal language translates to “Medicine Man”.

The clinic provides holistic, primary health care and medical services primarily to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the region.

Goondir Health Services aims to improve the health and well being of Indigenous people by providing primary health care, health promotion and education,
enabling Indigenous people to determine for themselves improved health outcomes.

Clinic services include:

  • Modern Medical Facilities
  • Comprehensive Health Screening
  • Preventative Health Care
  • Visiting Specialists & Allied Health Services
  • Paediatrician
  • Psychologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Podiatrist
  • Dietician
  • Child Health Nurse
  • Australian Hearing
  • Endocrinologist
  • Chronic Disease Detection & Management
  • Vaccinations/Immunisations
  • Hearing Health Screening in Schools
  • Home, Hostel & Nursing Home Visits
  • Health Promotion & Education
  • Complimentary Transport Services for eligible clients
  • Arrangement with the Oakey Hospital for after hours service provision
  • Pathology services

     

    The Oakey clinic is currently staffed by:

  • Dr Janice Polotan
  • Dr Louisa Birkett
  • Clinic Manager/RN
  • Health Lifestyle Worker
  • Advanced AHW
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Big Buddy Co-ordinator


    The Oakey clinic can be reached on (Ph): 07 4691 3372 or via (Fax): 07 4691 3926

The town of St George is located 550 km from Brisbane via Goondiwindi, or 509 km via Dalby. St George has been called the 'Inland Fishing Capital' of Queensland. St George is situated on the banks of the Balonne River. With a population of 3,800 residents, St George has approximately 600 to 800 members of their community that are Aboriginal.

General Practice - Administration

The same administrative support provided by the Dalby admin team is provided to the St George General Practice service (refer Dalby General Practice for further information)

General Practice - Clinical

The St George General Practice services are delivered by a dedicated team coordinated by a Clinic Manager and comprises of a General Practitioner (GP), Practice Registered Nurse, Chronic Disease Registered Nurse, Aboriginal Health Workers (2) and Medical Receptionists (2).

The Dalby Clinic is Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) Accredited and currently undergoing preparation for International Standards Organisation (ISO) Accreditation.

General Practice - Chronic Disease

The Clinics management of chronic disease care is overseen by the Clinic Manager, Coordinated by the Chronic Disease Nurse and supported by the Medicare Officer (Dalby). Together the St George team coordinates Client care and ensuring they access the relevant GP and Allied Health Specialist Clinics (see our Specialist Clinics section for more information).

General Practice - Programs

Being a much smaller Clinic than the Dalby Clinic, the St George Clinical Team coordinates many program activities and health promotion events. The St George team participates in many community events and works closely with schools and other community organisations to continually promote health and wellbeing initiatives. The Dalby Programs Coordinator and dedicated Program Staff also provide visiting services and assistance.

General Practice - Medicare

The St George Clinic Team is also supported by a Medicare Officer (MO) from Dalby. Whilst St George undertake all their billing, the MO role ensures that the organisation maximises its Medicare claims and that all eligible clients are registered for and receiving the benefits aligned to the Closing The Gap (CTG) initiative.

General Practice - Client Transport

The access to services is critical to ensuring Goondir's clients receive the appropriate care offered by the Goondir Clinic or Specialist Clinics. The organisations transport service is Queensland Transport Accredited with all Drivers holding Authorised Driver Permits.

After Hours

After Hours: Call Dalby Hospital/St George Hospital on 07 4669 0555/07 4620 2222. In case of Emergencies call 000.