News November 2017
DOCTORS ON MATERNITY LEAVE
Dr Kerryn Lownie and Dr Leah Dunne are now on maternity leave. Kerryn plans to return to Federation Clinic in late February 2018, and Dr Dunne in March
2018. For patients of Drs Lownie and Dunne, we have a number of other practitioners available for consultation during this time. For further information
please ask our reception staff.
BOOKING APPOINTMENTS IN ADVANCE
With a high demand for appointments, we encourage all patients to book routine appointments in advance where possible, particularly those who are aware
they will require a script renewal, new referral, new care plan etc. Booking appointments in advance assists us to accommodate a greater number
of urgent on-the-day requests and reduces the chance of a consultation not being available at a suitable time.
DOCTORS IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM
Federation Clinic has recently been successful in joining the "Doctors in Schools Program" which is Victorian Government project aimed at providing medical advice and health care in select secondary schools to those students most in need. Dr Jessica Madden is heading up this project across the campuses of Wodonga Senior Secondary College and Wodonga Middle Years College, supported by one of our Registered Nurses, Laura.
Students will be provided with the same services at the schools as they would in a GP clinic in the community. Clinical consulting rooms have been established at each of the schools to facilitate accessible, professional and confidential consultations. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for the students for consultations with the GP on the school premises.
All students enrolled with the participating school will have access to the GP, subject to providing the required consent for the service. Each campus has provided information, including how to make an appointment, to students and their families through newsletters and other signage located at the schools.
Jessica and Laura provide services at each campus one day per week during school terms, attending during school hours to ensure appointments are accessible when most needed.