About Our Medical Centre

Acknowledgement

Dhayn GMC ngiyani winangaylanha dhanwan-ga ganunga-waanda yanalanha ganuga-waanda nhana dhawun-gu.

Goondiwindi Medical Centre acknowledges that the traditional custodians are the first peoples who walked upon this land and have cared for their country for tens of thousands of years.

We pay our respects to their ancestors and their descendants who continue to have a vital cultural and spiritual connection to country.

We recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of the Bigambul and Gamilaraay people in our region and commit ourselves to the ongoing journey of reconciliation with future generations.

Our Beginnings

GMC came into existence in July 1998 through the amalgamation of two existing local practices. The partners were joined in January 2001 by Drs Matt and Sue Masel, in 2004 by Dr Charles Mudimu, in 2008 by Dr Jeremy Nolan, and in 2009 by Drs Anna Carswell and Sarah Gleeson. Dr Ronelle Nicholson also joined the practice as an associate in 2009.

The group now practices from a purpose built surgery that was completed in June 1998 and has been extended in recent years to facilitate the growing team. The addition of GMC House (located next door to the medical centre) to the GMC group has provided our patients with convenient access to allied health practitioners and fostered stronger relationships within the health professional community.

Our Aims

This cooperation has allowed the town’s General Practitioners to provide an excellent medical service to the community. We aim to provide an ethical, efficient and comprehensive general practice service to our patients.

Goondiwindi Medical Centre’s doctors also have a long history of involvement in General Practice Training through mentoring medical students, junior doctors and Registrars (doctors finishing their specialisation in general practice).

We are passionate about supporting our community, training doctors to work in the bush, achieving excellence through innovation, and reconciliation.

Our General Practice Accreditation

Our general practice is AGPAL accredited – what does this mean?

AGPAL (Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited) accreditation means that our general practice is committed to a comprehensive program which involves:

  • Engaging our whole practice team to review our practice’s systems and processes
  • Opening our practice doors to allow a team of independent surveyors to assess how our practice operates
  • Assessment of our practice, and achievement of the nationally recognised Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices, that focus on health care quality and patient safety.

As a member of the community you may be surprised to learn that general practice accreditation is a voluntary process – which means not all practices undergo an independent on-site assessment on a regular basis.

Achievement of AGPAL accreditation reassures you that our doctors and practice team are committed to providing you with high quality health care in a safe environment.