The History of Bluewater Medical Practice

Practice Background

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Bluewater Medical Waiting Room

Bluewater Medical is located 35 kilometers north of Townsville on the Bruce Highway heading north towards Cairns. The medical centre is situated in a semi-rural area set amongst the Australian bush with plenty of open spaces and fresh air.

Bluewater Medical Practice & Acupuncture Pty Ltd, affectionately known as BMP, has been operating since June 1994. In 1996 a purpose build 390 square meter practice was constructed to accommodate the growing number of patients. In October 2000, a further building extension was undertaken.

In 2006, the owners opened a second medical centre located in the beachside suburb of Bushland Beach.

In April 2011, after many months lobbying, the community of Rollingstone welcomed a satellite clinic from BMP, known as the Rollingstone Medical Centre. We had a Doctor and Nurse Travel there twice weekly, to hold clinics for the local and surrounding families. This clinic ceased in Dec 2012 as the funding finished. Plans for re-establishing this clinic are under way for 2015.

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The Bluewater Medical Practice is AGPAL Accredited, fully computerised, using Best Practice Software, incorporating a large 5 bed treatment room, a spacious theatre, nine consulting rooms, a Pharmacy and a Pathology service on site. The practice mainly services those beachside suburbs of Thuringowa and Herbert Area including suburbs of Toolakea, Yabulu, Balgal Beach, and Rollingstone. It also attracts patients over a very large area with some travelling over many 100’s of kilometers to attend.

The practice offers a wide range of services such as counselling, acupuncture, massage and minor surgical procedures. We have a Cardiology Specialist who consults on a regular basis.

The surgery is very modern and employs a caring and friendly staff. It is a RRMA 5 or RA3 category and is within the Townsville-Mackay Medical Local network.

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