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Another outstanding medical practice joins the Group in August 2021

What a month! Qualitas Health Australia (QHA) continues its growth trajectory, adding a second outstanding general practice to the Group for August. We are excited to welcome Neutral Bay Medical Practice (NSW) to our team.

“Neutral Bay Medical Practice is a highly regarded medical practice with doctors who have served the community in the Lower North Shore for many years. We have long admired the strengths of this practice, and so for us, the decision to be part of this practice and work with the doctors was a simple one,” said Managing Director, QHA, Prashant Menon.

Neutral Bay Medical Practice was founded in 2003 by the late Dr Harry Nespolon. Dr Nespolon made significant contributions to the general practice industry through his role as President of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and his focus on supporting general practice as an industry to deliver the best possible care to the Australian people.

“We intend to honour the legacy of Dr Nespolon and continue providing high-quality healthcare through this practice with the same passion and purpose,” said Mr Menon.

“We approach all expansion opportunities with a deep sense of responsibility as to how our involvement can be mutually beneficial for the doctors and patients,” said Mr Menon.

“As a Group, we view growth as a means to strengthen our mission, to provide high-quality, accessible healthcare to all members of the community,” said Mr Menon.

QHA operates 31 medical centres across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria and is one of Australia’s fastest-growing health care companies.

 

Welcome: Gymea Medical Practice

Qualitas Health Australia is excited to announce we have added a new outstanding practice to our fast-growing group of premier medical practices. Gymea Medical Practice (NSW) has joined our team, increasing our footprint in the Sutherland Shire region and bringing our total number of general practice sites to thirty across NSW, QLD and VIC.

“We are privileged to have such an outstanding team of experienced GP’s join Qualitas Health,” stated NSW Operations Manager Andrew Morony.

“The decision to increase our presence in the area is in response to the community demand for greater access to quality health care,” said Mr Morony.

“It also enables us to support the team of Gymea Medical Practice to focus on health care whilst providing a seamless patient experience with the enhanced support from our systems and new technologies,” said Mr Morony.

Gymea Medical Practice has been in operation for over 60 years and has a longstanding reputation within the community. It aims to deliver high quality, patient-focused medical care while also promoting preventative health care and healthy living.

While the team will continue operating from their current site, a new fit-for-purpose practice is in construction to support the community’s growing needs that will be open towards the end of 2021.

 

Every jab is the result of outstanding teamwork

Protecting the community’s health is the national focus. With lockdowns in place and the relentless call to arms, it has been challenging for businesses, individuals and general practitioners across the country.

At Qualitas Health, we are humbled by the efforts of our team at Cecil Hills Medical Centre (NSW) and their ability to respond to the many changing demands in general practice at this time. Further, to the selflessness of the doctors, nurses, practice manager and receptionists, as they continue to operate in a COVID hotspot area. Practice Manager, Sue, states “It has been very busy. However, we are proud and passionate to be a part of the vaccine rollout.”

From booking the appointment to administering the jab, every patient receiving a COVID-vaccination is the result of outstanding teamwork! The practice at Cecil Hills is averaging 60 jabs a day across Astra Zeneca and Pfizer. Sue, states “it is a team effort to vaccinate the community. Preventive health care is our priority, and we absolutely cannot wait for solidarity and normality.”

Sue said the practice could only stay open whilst individuals adhere to restriction guidelines. “I want to thank the community’s compliance and our patient’s patience during this time. Also, a special thanks to Head Office for their ongoing support and assistance,” said Sue.

Cecil Hills Medical Centre has delivered over 1,200 vaccinations in just a few months. Nationally, Qualitas Health practices have vaccinated close to 60,000 patients collectively.

#communityimmunity #getvaccinated #GPAustralia #healthcare

Doctor Peter Janovic, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Victoria, celebrates five years with Qualitas Health.

Since joining the Group in May 2016, Dr Janovic has continued to practice as a GP from Mooroolbark Medical Centre whilst fulfilling the more broad-spectrum areas in his role as CMO Victoria.

Dr Janovic said the decision to merge his practice into the Group was based on more than just the financial appeal. “Joining the Qualitas Health Group has given me the freedom to focus on the medical side of things without having the concerns associated with running a practice that has been especially helpful in the pandemic.”

“We have never had an issue, we have always had PPE, we were an early adopter of shields out the front and signage, done early on and quite seamlessly and the provision of the ability to do video conferencing rolled out quickly.” Said Dr Janovic.

His focus as CMO for VIC is to grow the Qualitas health presence in the state. Dr Janovic recognises that expansion is more successful when homage is paid to the unique attributes of each practice, such as the 100-year-old site at Ivanhoe Medical Clinic or the purpose-built site at Mooroolbark Medical Centre. He says, what Qualitas Health does well as a brand is to recognise “it’s about ensuring a high standard of care across varying sites and demographics.”

“As the CMO for Victoria, I enjoy providing support to all doctors in both clinical and non-clinical matters as part of my role as well as organising regular clinical meetings to ensure all practices can implement best practice at all times.”

“I view it as a boutique corporate, where you can practice good medicine, and we can support you in what you do by creating a positive working environment.” Said Dr Janovic

Dr Janovic is a valued team member of Qualitas Health, where we recognise that our people are just one of the ways that Qualitas Health provides quality care.
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PROUD TO BE BUILDING COMMUNITY IMMUNITY

At Qualitas Health, we’re excited to share that we have provided close to 30,000 patients with vaccines against COVID-19 since March across our NSW, VIC, and QLD practices.

We have delivered the vaccine in line with the approach as determined by the Australian Government and are open to continuing the rollout as fast as available supply.

These numbers are testament to the outstanding performance of our teams, who have been working tirelessly to deliver the highest possible standard of healthcare in this pandemic. We want to thank every member of our Qualitas Health teams, from doctors, nurses, receptionists and practice managers, who have risen to the challenge, delivering incredible results to the community in a time of need. It’s truly an exciting time to be a part of an organisation strengthening community immunity.

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Qualitas Health/Synergy Radiology Support of Sur Sangam 2021


Qualitas Health and Synergy Radiology were proud to be platinum sponsors for the Sur Sangam 2021 event held last weekend.
The event was run to support AASHA Australia Foundation which aims to help seniors from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, particularly South Asian communities, achieve a greater quality of life through improved physical and mental health. Alongside us supporting the event was Multicultural NSW.

Pictured: Prash Menon, MD, Qualitas Healthcare Australia & Pradnya Dugal, Founding Partner & Radiologist, Synergy Radiology Pty Ltd

#communityhealth #diversityinclusion #supportingseniors

 

The Federal Budget’s 2021-22 Health Spend

Qualitas Health welcomes the $1.8 billion support for primary healthcare announced in the Federal budget 2021-22 and believes it is an essential step toward strengthening the health of Australians. “The funding recognises the role GPs play on the front line of a number of critical areas, Aged Care, Mental Health, Women’s Health and Rural Health and continues the commitment to support GPs administering COVID-19 vaccinations,” said Prash Menon, Managing Director, Qualitas Health Australia.

“Qualitas Health practices share a passion for supporting the health of all Australians, with a significant number of those we provide care to in the Aged Care and Mental Health patient groups,” said Mr Menon. We feel the additional $68.1 million committed to double the GP Aged Care Access Incentive is a crucial step forward in providing much needed medical support of an ageing population.

We also welcome the $50.7 million boost into the platform for voluntary patient registration, myGP. The tech-solution aims to improve health outcomes and quality of service through greater flexibility in delivery and continuity of care.

We feel the budget will help bolster community access to our GP’s with the $204.6 million towards telehealth which will continue until at least 31 December 2021. Whilst changes to telehealth item numbers may come into effect from July 2021, the continued investment in telehealth is a valuable accompaniment to face-to-face care in the practice setting.

“In little more than a year, the industry has experienced historic reforms in how general practitioners operate. We believe the proposed federal funding will help maintain this momentum for the sector.” Said Mr Menon.

There is a cure for Hepatitis C

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