Change is in the air…

We have had a number of staff and GP changes at the Huon Valley Health Centre over the last few months.

We farewelled Dr Rebecca Grant at the beginning of July. Dr Grant is leaving the practice to pursue her passion in psychiatry with a position in the Tasmanian Psychiatry Training Program. She has been a valued member of our team for several years. Dr Grant has handed over the care of many of her patients to Drs Jessica Shill and Petrina Back. Please call 6264 2800 for an appointment – or book online.

We also farewelled Dr Marita Jones (for a short time) at the end of June. Dr Jones is off on maternity leave and we wish her well on her motherhood journey and look forward to her return in 2019.

Thank you and good bye to Dr Olivia Chung. Dr Chung has finished her GP Intern rotation and heads to the Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department to complete her final rotation. Replacing Dr Chung is Dr Zoe Dodge, who will be supervised by Dr Louise Butler and Dr Tim Jones while she is here on her GP Intern rotation. Read more about Dr Dodge here.

Lastly, we were sad to lose Lisa Montgomery, one of our Registered Nurses, who has decided to explore her passion for animals in a different role. Luckily for us, Lisa will still be in the practice from time to time doing some casual shifts!

We happily welcome back Dr Ingrid Smethurst back from maternity leave. Dr Smethurst will be consulting in our Cygnet practice on Fridays beginning in mid July, please call 6295 1333 for an appointment – or book online!

Dr Bastian Seidel is finishing up in his role as the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners President in October. Many of you will be happy to know he will be working more in the practice over the coming months.

We welcomed Registered Nurse Deb Croft in May to the team. Deb has extensive experience in primary care nursing, most recently in Family Planning, and is a very welcome addition along with her husband Dr Andrew Croft, who has been working in the Cygnet practice for a few months now.

Lastly, we welcomed two new GPs to the Huon Valley Health Centre all the way from Alice Springs! Dr Tara Kurrajong and Dr Erin Bryce joined our team in June and July respectively. Dr Kurrajong is available in Huonville on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings, and Dr Bryce is available in Huonville on Mondays. Appointments available either online or by phoning 6264 2800.

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