East Canberra General Practice
All of the East Canberra General Practice doctors keep up to date with progress in medical science through participation in a continuous cycle of training and learning. This involves attendance at medical conferences, subscription to medical journals and utilisation of internet resources. Doctors meet together regularly to discuss difficult cases and develop protocols for patient management.
While the quality of health care received by patients is primarily dependent on the skill and diligence of doctors, the practice environment in which they work is also very important. This includes the physical facilities of the Practice, the quality of the medical records, policies covering patient appointments and privacy, the respect and care extended to patients both by doctors and staff.
In order to encourage medical practices to embark on continual improvement in these areas, the Government introduced a programme of accreditation some years ago. Practices which meet the requirements of the programme are said to be 'accredited'. Practices' conformity with the Scheme's requirements is tested thoroughly every three years by a visit from an expert team of Practice inspectors. They look at every aspect of the Practice from the quality of the facilities to the medical work of the doctors to the attitude of the receptionists.
- Chronic Disease Care Plans
Chronic disease (such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma and arthritis) accounts for around 80% of the total burden of illness in Australia.
Chronic illnesses can compromise quality of life and lead to a gradual deterioration of health. An option for patients with chronic disease is preparation of a Care Plan.
Care Plans drawn up by Airport General Practice doctors typically include a detailed overview of the patient's health history and treatment; and identify treatment objectives and methods, patient self-care options and the identity of other health professionals involved in their care. These health summaries can be retained by the patient for presentation at hospital or to other health professionals.
Special interests of AGP doctors include: women's health, dermatology, minor and cosmetic surgery and travel medicine.
Last weekday appointment is at 5:00pm.
|Phone: ||02 6248 2600|
|Fax: ||02 6262 5082|
|Saturday: ||9:00 AM - 11:30 AM|
|Weekday: ||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM - open now as at 12:22 PM EST|
Other services at East Canberra General Practice
- General Practice
* These times are indicative only. Please call the service prior to your departure to confirm the availability. Please call ahead in after-hour periods or on public holidays. ACT Health attempts to provide accurate and up to date opening hours information for the public, however if you feel that this information is incorrect please contact the ACT Health Services Directory Administrator at HSD.Admin@act.gov.au to have this amended.
New Canberra Hospital visiting hours
Visiting hours at Canberra Hospital have changed to 0600 to 2100, except for Mental Health and the Alcohol & Drug Service.
For serious illness or injury requiring urgent attention, call 000 or go to your local hospital Emergency Department.
Coughs, colds, sprains, rashes - your local pharmacist can give you expert advice on many health issues.
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For ongoing comprehensive healthcare for everyone, including those with acute problems, children under two years and those with complex medical problems, see this listing of GP's by suburb.
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