Over summer we have had some changes at the clinic.
During January we farewelled Dr Andrew Bigwood, who has moved with his family to Adelaide. While we are very sad to see them go, we wish Andrew, Sue, Kai and Shalin all the best with their move and new life in Adelaide. The good news is Andrew has already returned to us for a locum week, and we are hopeful that he will be back again soon in this capacity!
In February we also said goodbye to Dr Amanda Witford after the completion of her first and second GP Registrar terms at KIMC. It has been a pleasure working with and getting to know Amanda over the past year and we are sure she will have every success with her future career as a rural GP.
Meanwhile, we are thrilled to have had Dr Phillippa Baker and Dr Donna Weckert take up GP Registrar positions with us in 2017. We’re sure our patients will join us in welcoming Pip and Donna to the practice. You can find out more about them – and all of our doctors – here.
As many of our patients will know, our doctors are often very busy managing both clinic work and hospital work (which includes emergency on-call; anaesthetic, obstetric and theatre commitments, attending inpatients; aged care visits; and minor GP procedures). Additionally, they are often required to travel off-Island to undertake important training and skills updates. We therefore encourage our patients to get to know our new doctors, in case your “usual” doctor is not in clinic on the day you need to be seen. We are fortunate to have a great mix of highly-skilled and approachable doctors working at KIMC, and are confident that every patient will find a number of doctors they are able to build a rapport with, to support them in their health needs.