Big Changes Happening

There are big changes happening at SVMC over the next little while. We have the team from ADITS here this weekend changing all of our hardware (computers etc) and next weekend we are changing our practice software. Whilst this is all happening in the background, we ask for your understanding if there are any disruptions during the upgrade, and staff learn the new systems, to ensure we continue to give you the best possible service.


We are excited to announce that Janette Barrett has joined the team here at SVMC. Janette is an experienced registered nurse and brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to our nursing team. We are delighted to have her here and hope you will enjoy seeing her too.

2018 Christmas/ New Year Opening Hours

This surgery will by OPEN during the Christmas Holiday period, excluding the public holidays.

Monday 24th December - 8:30am - 4pm

Tuesday 25th December - CLOSED

Wednesday 26th December - CLOSED

Thursday 27th December - 8:30am - 4pm

Friday 28th December - 8:30am - 4 pm

Saturday 29th December - 8:30am - 3pm

Monday 31st December - 8:30am - 4pm

Tuesday 1st January - CLOSED

Wednesday 2nd January - Normal hours resume

National Diabetes Week 8 - 14th July

It is National Diabetes Week. There are an estimated 1.7 million people in Australia living with diabetes today. There are 3 types of diabetes and understanding the different kinds can help you understand the symptoms and treatment options. 

Type 1 Diabetes has 4 main symptoms, known as the 4 'T's:

  • Thirsty (unquenchable thirst),
  • Toilet (frequent toileting),
  • Tired (unusual tiredness),
  • Thinner (recent weight loss).

Type 2 Diabetes is the most common and can often be treated through lifestyle changes. Symptoms of Type 2 are often not obvious (tiredness, thirst, blurred vision) - more than 100,000 Queenslanders have Type 2 diabetes but don't know it! 

Gestation Diabetes occurs in pregnancy. Between 5 and 10 percent of pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes. All women are screened for gestational diabetes between weeks 24 to 28 of pregnancy.

Early diagnosis can prevent serious complications. If you think you have symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes, or are at risk of Type 2 Diabetes, see your GP today.   

For more information on Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes ask your GP or head to


Welcome to Kristen Collins, our new RN.

We would like to warmly welcome and introduce our new Registered Nurse, Kristen. Kristen has a wide range of nursing experience and we look forward to her enthusiasm and knowledge enhancing our team. Kristen will primarily be managing our Coordinated Veterans Care and Chronic Disease Care Plans. You will also see Kristen assisting our doctors and nurses in the treatment room from time to time. 

May is National Lung Health Awareness Month

Lung Health Awareness Month is a Lung Foundation Australia national campaign held in May which aims to raise awareness about the importance of lung health and how to recognise and act upon the symptoms of lung disease. We’re all are used to thinking about our heart and skin health but our lungs are equally important. It’s time we made our lung health a priority as well because if you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.

To check your lung health go to or click on this post.

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