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GP’s contributions recognised by NCPHN

The professional and community work undertaken by Northern Rivers GP Andrew Binns has been recognized by the North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN) in its inaugural North Coast Primary Health Care Excellence Awards.


Dr Binns, described by NCPHN chief excutive Dr Vahid Saberi as “a quiet achiever in the fields of health and the arts”, received an Outstanding Community Service recognition at the awards ceremony held in Coffs Harbour on 9 September.

The same award was given to Minjungbal Elder and health educator Auntie Sue Follent who retired recently after working for the Northern NSW Local Health District for 28 years.

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Closure of After Hours Service

The Goonellabah Medical Centre started the Alstonville Lismore After Hours Medical Service (ALAHMS) in 1999. The Service provided a doctor for consultation by appointment at the Centre on Saturdays and Sundays and most public holidays. Over the years the Service has been manned by doctors from Alstonville Medical Centre and Prema House as well as those from the Goonellabah Medical Centre. 

Federal government changed the formula for after hours funding in 2015 to support home visiting services. As a result the ALAHM Service terminated on 15 July 2016. 

The Goonellabah Medical Centre (GMC) will continue to open on Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm for patients requiring medical attention.

Outside surgery hours GMC patients can ring our oncall doctor on 02 6625 0047


About the GMC team

At Goonellabah Medical Centre, we work as a team to make your health experience easier. From our reception staff to our nurses, doctors, medical students and our allied health professionals, we aim to provide you with a caring environment at all times.

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Our Services

Our services are extensive and, other than our regular consultations, include care plans, pre-employment medicals, minor surgical procedures, dietary advice for diabetes and assistance with your psychological care.

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At GMC, we welcome your questions whether that be about our services, if your doctor is on time, our policies or any other query. We are keen to keep you informed and feel that this will enhance a better understanding between us.

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