Slade Point practice revamp leads to increased services

At the Slade Point Medical Centre staff from left, Alana Hall, Ferne Ogden and Melissa Quattromani.
At the Slade Point Medical Centre staff from left, Alana Hall, Ferne Ogden and Melissa Quattromani. Peter Holt

IT HAS kept the same heart but the Slade Point Medical Centre has just had a full body makeover.

The business, which is known for being the only practice in Mackay to bulk bill, outgrew its old location.

Now situated on Finch St, the medical centre had more room to offer new services, practice manager Meghan Baulch said.

"We now have a sports physiotherapist, psychologist and psychiatrist," she said.

"We have modernised the practice."

Modern-day customers expected a one-stop shop - they want more than just GPs, Ms Baulch said.

"There is certainly a demand for it," she said.

"We have brought in services to cover everyone's health needs.

"I think Slade Point is a little bit isolated on this side of town.

"We are bringing more services to the community. It's certainly a good news story for people out here."

Ms Baulch said expanding as a bulk billing centre would ease the pressure on the public health services.

So far, there has been great feedback from patients.

"We have new uniforms as well, so they have noticed that," she said.

"Because we bulk bill, our patients don't just come from within the confines of this community.

"We have people come from Sarina, and we have one patient who drives here from Airlie Beach," she said.

"But, that's because she likes the doctor here."


New location

  • Slade Point Medical Centre is now situated at Shop 12 on Finch St
  • Phone 49552300 for more information

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