Bayview Medical Services
Bayview Medical Services provides excellent care to approximately 2,400 people in Tumby Bay and the surrounding areas. We have 2 female and 2 male GPs currently working in the practice.
We are proud of our excellence in teaching, and have a good retention rate of doctors after they complete their registrar training.
We are an AGPAL accredited practice and provide 24/7 on-call services to the Tumby Bay Hospital, which has 16 acute beds. Our A&E dept is well-equipped, and patient retrievals can be arranged to tertiary hospitals in Adelaide if needed. Patients are airlifted via RFDS from our all-weather airstrip located at Tumby Bay. SAAS is manned by dedicated volunteer crews in Tumby Bay, and supported by paramedics based in Port Lincoln.
Tumby Bay has the 3rd oldest population in Australia. We have 24 nursing home beds across hostel and hospital accommodation, and also provide care to these patients.
Our clinic opened in 2011, and boasts modern facilities and sea views from several rooms. We also have numerous specialists and Allied Health workers using our rooms.
Staff collegiality provides a great atmosphere for students interested in the full rural GP experience. Morning ward rounds and end of day wind-downs help to give a full inclusive experience.
We also offer our students one-on-one sessions with our GPs to assist with on-call, parallel consulting, and practical hands-on experience in the hospital and clinic.
We recommend students drive across to their placement so that they can explore our beautiful Eyre Peninsula in their free time. However, both Rex and QantasLink operate several flights per day to the Port Lincoln regional airport, and pick up can be arranged. Both Telstra and Optus services are available for telecommunications.
Special Interests provided by this practice:
Family Medicine, Minor Surgical Procedures, Mental Health, Workplace Medicals, Women’s Health, Dermatology and Obstetric Shared care.
Expectations for student involvement in after-hours/ weekend / on-call work:
Our GPs are rostered for on-call work each weekend. We encourage our students to be involved, if they desire, in anything interesting at the hospital after hours.