Practice News

In February 2019 we are sad to farewell Dr Gerome van der Linden who has been providing medical services on Kangaroo Island for over 20 years. We thank him for his tireless work over this time – Gerome will be greatly missed by KIMC staff, patients, and the broader KI community, however we are sure all will join us in wishing him well for his future endeavours.

We would like to welcome Dr Russell Sankey who has joined us as a GP Registrar for 2019, and welcome back Dr Pip Baker who has returned after a year away. We are looking forward to working with Russell and Pip in 2019.

Your personal information and our Practice Privacy Policy

Our Practice Privacy Policy, which details how we collect, store and use your personal information, has recently been updated.  You can find the updated policy here.

As part of our commitment to providing the highest standard of health care, and ensuring the security of your personal information, it is imperative that we maintain accurate and up-to-date information.  This is particularly important should we need to contact you about test results, and so we ask that you assist by letting us know when any of your details change.  We will also ask you to confirm your details each time you visit the practice.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please ask your doctor, or contact the Practice Manager.

Flu vaccination clinics

Flu vaccination clinics at KIMC start on Monday 3rd April.  Appointments can be made by phoning the clinic on 8553 2037.

Patients with certain medical conditions may be eligible for a free vaccine.  Otherwise, you can have the vaccine administered at the clinic and then attend the chemist to pay for your vaccine.

If you would like information about workplace immunisation programs, please phone the clinic on 8553 2037 and ask to speak to the Practice Manager.

Farewell Sam & Welcome Brianna

This week at KIMC we are saying farewell to our Admin All-rounder Sam, who is off to start a new career in Adelaide.  We are sure our patients will join us in wishing Sam all the best with this new adventure!

In good news, we are joined this week by Brianna Talbot, who is commencing an Administration Traineeship at KIMC.  We are very much looking forward to working with Brianna.


New Doctors at KIMC

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.

We are now recruiting!

We are looking for a VR GP with obstetrics to join our team at the Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic.

The KI Medical Clinic is located in Kingscote on Kangaroo Island, SA’s ecotourism jewel. Although located in an RA4 Area, the Island is only 25 mins to Adelaide by plane and offers a great lifestyle – surfing, fishing, kayaking, bushwalking, wildlife and fine food and wine experiences.   Kangaroo Island has a resident population of approx. 4,600, with more than 150,000 tourist visitors each year.

The clinic is currently staffed by 6 GP’s (who also provide emergency on-call services to the KI Health Service), supported by 2 practice nurses, a practice manager and administration team, all with a commitment to providing high quality care to our patients.

At this boutique rural practice, we can offer:

  • A 3-4 day working week
  • Up to 8 weeks annual/up-skilling leave for associates
  • Lucrative rural retention incentives are available
  • A dynamic and supportive practice team
  • Combine the opportunity to practise your emergency and procedural medicine skills with a great lifestyle in the perfect location

Essential requirements:

  • Adv Dip Obstetrics
  • Emergency medicine experience

For more information please contact our Practice Manager, Genevieve Willson on 08 8553 2037; or to see more of what Kangaroo Island and the KI Medical Clinic have to offer, visit