2021 has been a difficult year, with social isolation causing grief for many of us. GMC would like to extend the warmest of greetings for the upcoming Christmas and New Year period to all. We look forward with anticipation that 2022 will be a year of positivity and happiness.

GMC will be closed on the dates listed below and our on-call service for our patients will be in place for urgent medical problems. Please remember for emergencies, call 000.

Closed:

25 December 2021 to 28 December 2021 inclusively

1 January 2022 to 3 January 2022 inclusively

Dr David Glendinning is an Authorised Health Professional for Rail Industry Worker (RIW) Safety Medicals.

Rail Worker Medicals have different categories depending on the level of safety required for the job position.

Read more: Rail Industry Medicals →

Vitamin D is important to keep your muscles and bones healthy. Most of our vitamin D comes from the sun acting on our skin. The amount of sun exposure required varies - depending on your skin type, conditions of the day and time of the day. To maintain good vitamin D levels, 10 to 30 minutes of sun per day is all that is needed. But, too much sun exposure can damage skin - it's all about balancing your sun exposure. For more information, see the Cancer Council page about the sun and vitamin D at https://www.cancer.org.au/cancer-information/causes-and-prevention/sun-safety/vitamin-d

Read more: Vitamin D for your health →

A face mask
• must cover the nose and mouth to provide protection.
• may be made from fitted paper or fabric
• helps keep you and others safe from COVID-19
Always
• wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before and after using your mask
• dispose of single use face masks immediately after use
• keep your used cloth face mask in a plastic bag until you are able to wash it
• wash your cloth face mask after use
Do not touch your face mask once it is in position

Read more: wear a mask →

Recently due to COVID-19 and vaccination clinics, we have had an increased number of calls. We apologise if you have been kept waiting. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Read more: Busy times →