July 2018: Dr Andrew Binns, Dr Emily Yorston and Practice Manager Diane Kerr rode 50 kms at Kingscliff to help raise awareness for organ donation.

Read more: Raising awareness for organ donation →

Goonellabah Medical Centre had their team of walkers for the 2018 Westpac Chopper fundraiser. Well done team! All in the name of such a fantastic and necessary service for the Northern Rivers.

GMC participants in 2018 Chopper walk

Read more: GMC joins Chopper fundraiser →

Information about Flu Vaccination
After a severe flu season in 2017, the National Influenza Vaccination Program has introduced changes for free flu vaccinations.
Free vaccination available for high risk groups. Included groups are:

- children from 6 months up to 5 years

- 5 years to adult with medical risk conditions

- all ATSI people age 15 and over

- pregnant women

- all adults aged 65 and over

Changes to the program include flu vaccines for children and a special high dose formulation for those aged over 65.

Ballina to Byron Bay Coastal Charity Walk 2018
Date: Sunday 27 May 2018
Register
as a team, individual walker or runner

The Coastal Charity Walk is a fundraiser for the important Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.
This year, the walk will begin at Missingham Park in Ballina.
The distances are:
to Lennox Head - 13km
to Broken Head - 25km
to Byron Bay - 37km
Goonellabah Medical Centre are supporting this wonderful community event.

Image from the Chopper Walk 2017

Dr Clare Sugden is a general practice registrar at Goonellabah Medical Centre. She has returned to the region having grown up in the Alstonville area and looks forward to building her general practice career here.