Christmas 2016

As we rapidly approach the end of another year, it is time to reflect on a very big year for Mornington Coastal Medical Centre. All patients will have noticed the extensive building project next door. It has created some inconvenience with the altered front entrance and we thank everyone for their patience during this time.

However in 2017 everyone will see the benefits. In the New Year a pharmacy dispensary will be operational as well as extra consulting rooms for doctors and nurses. At present we have 11 doctors with 7 consulting rooms so the extra space will be greatly valued. The new development will also double the onsite car parking spaces. Please note that there is now a separate entrance and exit driveway. The entrance is the first driveway from Nepean Highway and to exit follow the arrows marked clearly on the driveway

Whilst there is expansion of the centre to meet the demands of a growing population, we will not lose sight of continuing to provide personalised medical care as we have been doing for the last 30 years.

This year we have also had staff additions. We welcome back Dr Rachel Barry from the birth of her twins. Our GP registrars Dr David Fineberg and Dr Sheng Tie have continued to bring youthful enthusiasm and modern expertise to the practise and their work has been greatly appreciated by patients staff and colleagues. In February they will be moving on to further their medical experience and we will have new registrars in 2017.

Mornington Coastal Medical Centre has been assessed by GP training authorities as one of the few practices of excellence for GP education and consequently is a recognised training medical practice.

Sam Clara Zoe Bronte and Sophie are our part time receptionists that are working with our long term staff to assist with extra opening hours. In 2016 we trialled opening extended hours in the evenings and on Sunday mornings. This has proven to be very popular with patients and our plan is to continue this into 2017. At all other times, out of hours medical assistance is available from the Locum Service Doctor Doctor by phoning 13 26 60.

We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday period. Our centre is open every day apart from the public holidays during which time the locum service provides medical care.

We look forward to continuing to provide you and your family quality medical care in 2017.