Our Clinic’s Story
It started from a vision and evolved with the hard work of a very determined and kind hearted GP. In 1996 she converted this white cottage at 50 Great Western Highway to a clinic that would be a refuge to a lot of patients in this area. The clinic thrived and flourished for 20 years despite its lack of signage and absence of website. The patient base grew in numbers through word of mouth and recommendations from its very own patients. Her motto: Simplicity and provision of compassionate medical care. This is the foundation that this medical practice was built on. In 2014, the clinic changed management and with it modifications but the goal and journey stays true to its modest beginning and core belief.
The image of “a doctor blowing a dandelion” which depicts the surgery’s humble beginnings… Like the humble dandelion, considered by others as a weed, but it bring so much happy memories of childhood dreams. It is so resilient and sturdy that it can grow everywhere even in the hottest of summer. It has healing powers as its roots and leaves have medicinal properties. And the yellow flower signifies hope, warmth and the vibrancy of life.
Accreditation, Training & Education
Highway 50 Medical Practice is AGPAL accredited.
The clinic is also an accredited training facility for GP registrars under the Regional training provider, GP Synergy. It is also accredited to supervise medical students from Sydney University and University of Western Sydney Medical School.
Charity & Community Service
October – the clinic sponsors a “Pink Ribbon Nepean River Bridge to Bridge walk” to raise money and awareness of breast Cancer.
The clinic works in close collaboration with Local Nepean Blue Mountain Primary Health Network in delivering and providing their community focused programs such as the Aboriginal service ” Closing the Gap”, Mental health service “Psychology Therapy Services ” formerly known as ATAPs and the National digital health record system ” My Health Record” to name a few.
Highway 50 Medical Updates
National Shingles Vaccine Program: Zostavax free to adults 70 yo to 79 yo from Nov 2016 to Oct 2021.
On December 2017 the National Cervical Screening Program will change from 2 yearly cervical cytology testing to 5 yearly HPV testing for women ages 25- 75 years. https://www.cancer.nsw.
COVID-19 vaccination scheduled to commence for Phase 1b in April 2021. Recommend 2 weeks interval between Flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine.