GP for outback travellers

By: Caravan World

In a bid to stem outback emergencies, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) now offers travellers and regional residents access to GP services in Broken Hill.

GP for outback travellers
The new Royal Flying Doctor Service clinic now offers GP services in Broken Hill

The new facility provides non-emergency treatment in the areas of family medicine — including immunisations and children’s health checks plus men’s and women’s health — as well as management plans for chronic illness, wound care, skin checks and minor surgical procedures.

The services, which are available at the Clive Bishop Medical Centre in Broken Hill, NSW, also include health assessments for over 75 year-olds and drivers' licence medicals to help grey nomads stay in tip-top shape on the road.

Situated 935km north-west of Sydney, 725km north-west of Melbourne, and 420km north-east of Adelaide, the so-called "Silver City" is the last major population centre for travellers heading to Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

The Clive Bishop Medical Centre is situated at the RFDS Base on Airport Road, next to Broken Hill Airport and is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Phone (08) 8080 3780 for appointments.