It is provided as general information only at this time
13 Health, Disability and Welfare Services
Updated July 2008
With a Hospital, a Community Health Service, 2 Aged Care Facilities, 3 Medical practices, Specialist Consulting rooms and a multitude of supporting health providers Kyneton and district has health services matched in few other country areas. Although each of the healthcare providers are detailed separately in this guide there is close cooperation between them both in Kyneton and across the Shire.
General Practice Medical Centres
Each of the 3 general practice medical centres has a range of other medical personnel and services in addition to their GPs. Here we will simply list the GPs at each Centre, each Centre’s operating hours and what other services are offered. More complete details of the other services are provided elsewhere in this chapter.
Campaspe Family Practice
2 Jennings St Kyneton ph:54222877
AFTER HOURS: 1300 557 512 (Central Highlands Medical Service)
GPs: Dr Robert Power Dr Justine Garvey
Dr Tim Stobie
Hours: Mon: 8am-7pm, Tues-Thu: 8am-6pm,
Fri: 8am-5pm, Sat:9am-12pm
Other services offered at the clinic are physiotherapy, cardiology, pathology, psychologist, podiatry through visiting specialists and Allied Health personnel at the Campaspe Consulting Suites at 11 Jennings St ph 54222722.
Coliban Medical Centre
Cnr Jennings & Ebden Sts Kyneton and at 37 Ebden St ph: 54221412
AFTER HOURS: 1300 557 512 (Central Highlands Medical Service)
GPs: Dr John Turner Dr Anne Peterson Dr Jereth Kok
Dr Priya Reghonvath Dr Juin Lai Dr Jonnathon Anderson
Hours: Mon & Tue: 8-6pm, Wed: 8-6.30pm,
Thu & Fri: 8-6pm, Sat: 9.30-1pm
Other Health services offered at the Centre include: Pathology, Podiatry, Osteopathy, Psychology, Masseur, Audioclinic, Spirometry, Diabetes Education, Chiropractor, weight loss, Physiotherapy, Naturopathy, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.
Kyneton Medical Centre
9 Market St Kyneton ph:54221397
AFTER HOURS: 1300 557 512 (Central Highlands Medical Service)
GPs Dr Christopher Priest
Dr Annamarie Perlesz
Hours: Mon: 8.30am -7.30pm,
Other Health services offered at clinic: specialist dermatologist (Dr Robin Marks).
Medicare Claims and Bulkbilling
Practices vary in their approaches to bulkbilling. Patients will need to check with the Centre of their choice regarding their protocols.
Kyneton does not have a Medicare Office but in the main the Medical Centres send on-line claims to Medicare for the patient. There are Medicare Offices at 56 Queen St Bendigo, 533 High St Melton and 122A Puckle St Moonee Ponds.
After Hours GP Service
All 3 GP Centres use Central Highlands Medical Service a combination of several practices in the area which ensures that for urgent out of hours cases a doctor will be on call. The out of hours number for Central Highlands Service is 1300 557 512.
Specialists across a broad range of disciplines serve Kyneton:
Kyneton Specialist Centre 65 Simpson St Kyneton ph 54221131
MR ROGER WALE
General & Laparoscopic Surgeon
Colonoscopy & Gastroscopy
MISS SARAH KEMP
Breast, Endocrine & General Surgeon
MR SCOTT FERRIS
DR DAVID LAURIE
Thursday 4 weekly
MR MICHAEL MCCLATCHEY
Wednesday 4 weekly
MR SIMON BRAHAM
MR RUSSELL TAYLOR
Friday 4 weekly
MR TERRY WINFIELD
North West Hearing
Dr Tony Jackson Campaspe Consulting Suites 11 Jennings St Kyneton 54222722
Dr Robin Marks Kyneton Medical Centre 9 Market St Kyneton ph 54221397
Hours: Afternoons of Tues, Thurs & Friday.
Hospital – Kyneton District Health Service
7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive Kyneton, 3444 Ph: 54229900
The Kyneton District Health Service is a public hospital providing services to the Macedon Ranges Shire with a range of acute overnight and day stay beds, a 3 chair dialysis service and a 30 bed high care Aged Care Service. It offers a wide range of medical and surgical services in addition to midwifery and birthing services. Facilities include 2 operating theatres, radiology, pathology & pharmacy. KDHS also provides an Outreach care service which includes District Nursing, Palliative Care, Hospital in the Home and Post Acute Care.
Kyneton District Health Service (Hospital) works closely with its partners: the GPs, Cobaw Community Health, Macedon Ranges Health Service, Oliver House and the Macedon Ranges Shire Council with the goal of jointly ensuring the best possible health outcomes for the community.
The Hospital has a long and proud history and is much cherished by the local community. The current modern hospital building in Caroline Chisholm Dr opened in May 2003 but the original bluestone Hospital in Simpson St commenced in 1856.
The well equipped theatres enable specialists to provide procedures of up to medium complexity, including endoscopic procedures.
Specialists currently consulting at the Health Service cover:
Dermatology; Urology; Plastic Surgery; General Surgery; Paediatric Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery; Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Women’s and Children’s Services
Childbirth: KDHS offers a low risk birthing service to families. Since the commencement of the new Hospital site the number of childbirths has grown significantly. In 2006/7 just short of 200 babies were born at the Hospital.
Antenatal Clinic: The Antenatal Clinic offered in Kyneton and other parts of the Shire provides high quality antenatal and postnatal care. Appointments can be made by phoning the Hospital on 54229900.
Childbirth Classes: The Service’s midwives’ childbirth education classes are conducted bi-monthly both within the Hospital and soon within the community. Husbands/partners are encouraged to attend with expecting mothers.
Kyneton Hospital’s 3 chair dialysis unit is operated in conjunction with North West Dialysis Service (Melbourne Health). The Dialysis Service delivers acute and chronic interventions to patients requiring renal replacement therapies. In addition the service manages patients in the pre-dialysis phase.
The KDHS outreach service offers: District Nursing Service, Palliative Care, Hospital in the Home, Post Acute Care. Specialist nursing care is offered to all members of the community who require home visiting services.
Thomas Hogan Aged Care Service is part of the Kyneton District Health Service and is co-located with the hospital. Further details are in the Chapter 14 of this guide.
Single, shared and day stay accommodation is well appointed. Menus are constantly adjusted to ensure quality and variety whilst meeting requirements of a balanced diet and any special nutritional requirements. A television service is available if required.
Hospital Visiting Hours: Hospital: 11am-8pm daily
Midwifery: 2pm-8pm daily
Visitor Meals: Meals can be arranged for visitors by the nursing staff at a small fee.
The Hospital does not have a doctor present at all times but skilled nurses triage and provide care in collaboration with medical officers as appropriate in emergencies. A general practitioner is on call for emergencies at all times.
People who are seen by a doctor in the emergency department will be charged a private consultation fee by the doctor. This amount may be in excess of the scheduled fee and payment is expected at the time.
Helipad: The Hospital has a helipad on site and very urgent patients are sometimes transported to a metropolitan Hospital by helicopter.
Hospital Auxiliary Kyneton
Meet: 3rd Fri 1.30 pm at the Hospital. Contact: Jean Lucas 54271206.
Community Health Services
Cobaw Community Health 47 High Street Kyneton, ph: 54211666
Web: www.cobaw.vic.gov.au Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Family Day Care: Home based child care for children between 0-12 years. Child care occurs in the homes of registered child care providers.
Early childhood intervention is for the families of children under school age with developmental delay. A range of therapies are offered including speech, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
Cobaw provides services in all areas including family, youth, couples, individuals, depression and personal issues.
The Supported Accommodation & Assistance Program (SAAP) works with people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. Cobaw also offers information and referral assistance with bond application and housing.
Cobaw has limited funds to assist with emergency food supplies, medicines and petrol. Those wishing to apply must contact Cobaw reception to make an appointment.
Cobaw offers wonderful volunteer opportunities including work in aged care, community garden and the men’s shed.
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Cobaw offers a wide variety of services for those experiencing alcohol and other drug related problems. These include: counselling, diversion program, withdrawal, youth outreach, family drug help program.
Hearsay: Free medical appointments for youth under 25.
Youth Counselling: Free, ongoing counselling for all youth.
Community Development Programs
Cobaw is involved in a range of community projects designed to foster health and wellbeing.
Services include: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, dietetics.
Cobaw runs a wide variety of group programs including: walking, parenting, strength training, community garden, alcohol & other drugs education,& diabetes, asthma, cardiac and arthritis education.
Adult Day Program:
Provides activity programs for anyone who is aged or has a disability and has been assessed for Home and Community Care
The Men’s Shed provides a friendly environment for men to do woodwork and carpentry and is equipped to support all kinds of projects.
At Coliban Medical Centre 37 Ebden St Kyneton ph: 54222199
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm & 1.30pm-4pm
At Kyneton Hospital Caroline Chisholm Drive Kyneton ph: 54223800
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8.30am-4.30pm
At Campaspe Consulting Suites 11 Jennings St Kyneton ph:54226897
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8.30am-4.30pm
Western Medical Imaging
At Kyneton Hospital, Caroline Chisholm Dr Kyneton ph: 54229944
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm appointments advisable but not essential
Dr H Rochwerger, 2 Market St Kyneton ph: 54221360
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Bee Happy Orthodontists, 16 Epping St Kyneton ph:54227490
Dr Bruce Sokel, Dr Tissa Jayasekera, Dr Hong Seto
Hours: Mon: 9am-5pm
Ashman & Campbell, 16 Epping St, Kyneton ph: 54416500
Hours: by appointment
*Kennedys Amcal Pharmacy
97 Mollison St Kyneton ph:54221641
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8.30am-6.30pm, Sat: 8.30am-1pm, Sun: 11am-1.00pm (Alt)
*Wells Chemmart Pharmacy
107 Mollison St Kyneton ph: 54221660
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8.30am-6pm, Sat: 8.30am-1pm, Sun: 11am-1pm (Alt)
NB The pharmacies open on alternate Sundays to ensure patients access to at least one pharmacy for any pressing prescriptions.
Allied Health Services
Please note that where hours are quoted for the services below they may vary over time. It is advisable to phone to make an appointment.
*Eugene Coliban Medical Centre, Ebden St Kyneton (54428082 for appts)
Hours: Tues: 9.30am-2.30pm
*Andrew Cameron 2A Yaldwyn St East Kyneton ph: 54223399
Hours: Wed: 9.30am-12.30pm
*Jonathon Richardson Coliban Medical Centre, Ebden St Kyneton (54221412)
Hours: Tues & Thurs: 2pm-5.30pm.
*Dr Joanne Messenger ‘Be in One Peace’ 150 Mollison St Kyneton 54226488
*Beth Lacey Coliban Medical Centre, Ebden St Kyneton (54221412)
Hours: Mon: 9am-12.30pm
*Jackie Turner Coliban Medical Centre, Ebden St Kyneton (54221412)
Hours: Wed: 2.30pm-5.30pm
*Lorna Reynolds 185 Burton Ave Kyneton (54222502)
Hours: By appointment.
*Cobaw Community Health, 47 High St, Kyneton (54211666)
Hours: Wed/Thur: by appointment.
*Feng Shui Conscious Environment 0429 184 716
*Sue Whittacker Coliban Medical Centre, Ebden St Kyneton (54221412)
Hours: Tues: 9.30am-12.30pm
*Cobaw Community Health, 47 High St, Kyneton (54211666) by appointment
*Drew Taylor Coliban Medical Centre, Ebden St Kyneton (0439 615 704)
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat by appointment.
*Sunbury Foot Clinic Coliban Medical Centre, 37 Ebden St Kyneton (54221412)
Hours: Wed: 9am-3pm
*Sarah Bradley (foot carer) Coliban Medical Centre, 37 Ebden St Kyn (54221412) ??
Hours: Fri: 12noon-5pm
Campaspe Consulting Suites, 11 Jennings St Kyneton (54222722)
Cobaw Club, 8 Mollison Pl Kyneton (54222833)
Hours: 3 days per month Health Care card and pensioners only - by appointment
*Kate Crowhurst Coliban Medical Centre, 37 Ebden St Kyneton (54221412)
Hours: Tues 9.30am onwards
*Alison Hicks Campaspe Consulting Suites, 11 Jennings St Kyneton (54222722)
*Mark Poyser 118 South Lane Kyneton ph: 54226231
*Robert Rouse Kyneton Physio, 74 High St Kyneton ph:54222290
Hours: by appointment
*Fermi De Soussa, Cobaw Community Health, 47 High St, Kyneton (54211666)
Hours: Mon-Fri: by appointment
*Wendy Cumming, Cobaw Community Health, 47 High St, Kyneton (54211666)
Hours: Wed & Fri: by appointment
*Irene Fyffe Coliban Medical Centre, 37 Ebden St, Kyneton 54221412
*David Grenfell Campaspe Consulting Suites, 11 Jennings St Kyneton (54222722)
*Naomi Chivell, Cobaw Community Health, 47 High St, Kyneton (54211666)
Hours: Thur-Fri: by appointment
*Nori or Lorraine (Pulmetrics) Coliban Medical Centre, 37 Ebden St Kyn 54221412
Hours: Thursdays approx every 6weeks 9.30am-5pm
Other Health Services
*Dr Paul Whittaker Coliban Medical Centre 37 Ebden St Kyneton 54273220
*Robert Rouse 74 High St Kyneton 54222290
Julia Thurston Lot 15 Murphy’s Rd Kyneton 54226344
*Kate MacRae 7 High St Kyneton 0408305639
*Marianne Pattinson 95 PiperSt Kyneton 54226937
*Daniel McKenna 24a High St Kyneton 54226059
*Pandora Boyle Massage on High 30 High St Kyneton 54222511
*Louise Conron Piper St Kyneton 0412524964
*Paul Acquisto 77 Piper St Kyneton 0407911082
*Kyneton Chemical Free 102 Mollison St Kyneton 0408382436
*Tania Fairweather Healing Centre 26 Piper St St Kyneton 54223910
*Kim Graham (natur0path) Purple Sage 18 High St 54223483
Nutrition and Wellbeing Coaching
*Jan McIver 54223828
Alcohol and Other Drugs Services
Provider: Cobaw Community Health47 High Street Kyneton ph: 54211666
Cobaw offers a wide variety of services for those experiencing alcohol and other drug related problems. These include: counselling, diversion program, withdrawal, youth outreach, drink & drug drive program, family drug help program. All alcohol and other drug services are free of charge and confidential.
How to access this service: Appointments can be made by contacting Cobaw reception. Following an initial conversation with the duty worker you will be allocated to a worker to address your specific needs.
*Kyneton Fitness Centre
Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre 4 Victoria St, Kyneton ph: 54222239, mob: 0428564202
Hours: Mon: 6.30-11am & 4-8pm; Tue: 8-11am & 4-8pm;
We: 6.30-11am & 4-8pm Thur: 8-11am & 4-8pm;
Fri: 6.30-11am & 4-7pm;
*Eclipse Family Fitness
Cnr Ebden & Jennings Sts, Kyneton ph: 54221922
Hours: Mon: 6.30am-8pm; Tues: 9am-8pm;
Wed: 6.30am-8pm; Thur: 9am-8pm
Fri: 6.30am-7pm; Sat: 9am-1pm;
Disability Services and Activities
Disabled Parking Permits
People who are residents of this Shire and have a disability that inhibits their ability to walk or have been diagnosed with a disability expected to last more than 6 months may apply for a permit. Permits may be for a driver, passenger or both. Responsibility for issuing disabled car parking permits lies with the Macedon Ranges Shire Council Community Support Unit.
Application forms can be obtained by phoning the Shire on 54220333 or by downloading it from the website www.macedon-ranges.vic.gov.au. The application form is to be completed in part by the applicant’s medical practitioner.
Windarring – Adult Training & Support Services
Address: 67 Baynton St Kyneton (Main Admin Centre) Ph: 54227001
Information: Windarring is a not for profit community based organisation that provides training and support for adults with intellectual and other disabilities. For more than 30 years Windarring has integrated and supported individuals through:
day & evening programs; outreach programs: and support accommodation at Millend Kyneton. The aim of Windarring’s programs is to increase the range of positive experiences, settings and opportunities for further training, integrating within the community and skill acquisition.
Programs vary according to participants needs but can include: Art, Drama, Music, independent living skills, vocational training & work experience, social & community support, accommodation & support, supported employment, leisure & recreation, computer skills, advocacy, literacy/numeracy, community access.
Businesses operated by Windarring include:
Kyneton Copy Centre, Amaze n Herb, Screen Printing and Car Wash
Eligibility: Any adult with a disability may be eligible to use Windarring services. Eligibility and referrals can be made through the Department of Human Services, or you can phone Windarring for more information.
Windarring started in Kyneton but now also has centres in Castlemaine and Gisborne.
Kyneton Community Mental Health Service
Before 18 August 2009
2 Bodkin St Kyneton 54226382 (AH 1300363788 also emergency & new referrals)
After 18 August 2009
7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive Kyneton 54226382 (AH 1300363788 also emergency & new referrals)
Kyneton Community Mental Health Service provides assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with severe emotional and/or behavioural disturbances. All referrals need to be made through the 1300363788 number. This is a 24 hour service.
St Luke’s Anglicare in Kyneton
Address: St Luke’s Macedon Ranges
1 Victoria St Kyneton Vic 3444
Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
St Luke’s Anglicare is a regionally based “not for profit” organisation providing a diverse range of services for individuals, families and communities.
Disability Support Services
This service provides flexible support to people with an identified disability, ie intellectual, sensory, physical or acquired brain injury. Respite for carers of people with an intellectual disability is also available.
Recovery Focused Mental Health Services
Programs include individual and group support, activities and socialising, housing related rehabilitation and support for adults with mental health issues. Respite for carers of those with mental illness is also available.
Children and Families
When things get difficult for families St Luke’s might be able to assist. They provide family and individual support, foster care placements for 0-12 year old children and advocacy while the family and St Luke’s staff work together towards finding solutions to family difficulties.
Pre-School Field Worker
The Pre-School Field Worker offers support to children with additional needs in state funded pre-schools.
This service provides free confidential information and support, particularly in relation to debt issues.
Therapeutic counselling is available from St Lukes for people with gambling issues and their families. Financial counselling is also available to people with problem gambling.
St Lukes also offers community education programs to service providers and community groups.
No Interest Loans Scheme
The Kyneton Community & Learning Centre and St Lukes are currently working to create a NILS (No Interest Loans Scheme) for benefits or low income. For further details contact the Community and Learning Centre on 54223433.
Heart Support Group Kyneton
Meet: 1st Mon 1pm 8 Mollison Place Contact: Don 54743089
Cancer Support Group Kyneton
Meet: 1st Thur 12pm Cobaw 47 High St Contact: Jan 54222983
A limited Centrelink service is offered from the Kyneton Agency at Cobaw Community Health Service at 47 High Street Kyneton. Services include:
#Receiving fortnightly forms which are faxed to a Centrelink Service Office
#Providing claim packs eg: Disability, Sickness, Carer, Aged Pension, HCC etc.
#Access to phone to contact Centrelink Call Centre for advice and/or information
#Access to computer and printer for resumes (by appointment) or self service
Local agencies: Cobaw Community Health, Macedon Ranges Shires Council, St Lukes, Oliver House and Windarring offer significant welfare services outlined both in this chapter and elsewhere in this Guide for Residents.