medical support

The Scone Medical Practice, awarded 2016 General Medical Practice of the Year by RACGP, employs 10 permanent General Practitioners (GP’s); 2 Registrars, 8 Registered Nurses and a team of 30 in total.  The practice also provides Physiotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Speech Pathology, Nutrition and Diabetic Education. 

GP’s from the practice treat patients of the Scott Memorial Hospital, Scone a busy rural hospital with around 35 beds and an Emergency Department, also providing X-ray facilities as well as weekly surgical procedures.

The hospital connects with Maitland Hospital, the John Hunter Hospital and the Tamworth Hospital as required for specialised tertiary care.

The local facilities in addition to employing medically staff, require employees specialising in medical reception, HR, IT and finance.

Ancillary services such as Laverty Pathology and Hunter Imaging are also available in Scone.  There are two local pharmacies: Scone Discount Pharmacy and Pharmasave Scone both providing Webster packs directly to patients, the hospital and Strathearn aged care.

Integrated Living, a NSW Government initiative providing home care services and Transcare Hunter Ltd is a not-for-profit community organisation providing services such as cooking, cleaning and shopping as well as assistance in attending medical or social appointments.

Local GP Dr. Larissa Burke attends to a young patient at the Scone Medical Centre. Photo courtesy of Magic Lantern Photography.
Local GP Dr. Larissa Burke attends to a young patient at the Scone Medical Centre. Photo courtesy of Magic Lantern Photography.

“COUNTRY GP’S CAN HAVE 20-30% HIGHER EARNING POTENTIAL THAN IN THE CITY.”

DR LARISSA BURKE PARTNER & GP SCONE MEDICAL PRACTICE
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