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Nurse practitioner trained to see patients too

  Mel Dunstan - Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner   Stratford Medical Centre has gained the skills of a Nurse Practitioner with a unique and highly advanced nursing...
Nurse practitioner trained to see patients too

This mum’s answer to a question on Quora is something every parent needs to read

From theheartysoul.com If you’ve ever googled something and ended up on Quora, you have likely spent a few hours of your life reading a question and answer submissions,...
This mum’s answer to a question on Quora is something every parent needs to read

Let’s talk about sex

Speaking about sex, well that’s quite scary for most folks. The doctors at Stratford Medical Centre are all happy to speak with patients about their sexual health concerns...
Let’s talk about sex

Jenny Chandler joins the team

Stratford Medical Centre has welcomed a new doctor to the team. Dr Jenny Chandler is a registrar and will be completing her specialist training with us over the next year....
Jenny Chandler joins the team

Here’s what happened when codeine was made prescription-only

OPINION - Dr Rose Cairns  Dr Cairns (PhD) is a senior poisons specialist (research and audit), NSW Poisons Information Centre, The Childre's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW.   Fears switching...
Here’s what happened when codeine was made prescription-only

Help us support our community

The Wheels of Wellness (WOW) Outreach Mobile currently runs a medical clinic from the boot of a car, hindered by the weather, lack of space and only allows us...
Help us support our community

Dr Anthony Morice joins the team

A well respected General Practitioner in Cairns is joining the Stratford Medical Centre’s team. Dr Anthony Morice has been working with the region’s homeless and vulnerable people with...
Dr Anthony Morice joins the team

Why full-fat milk is back in favour

Analysis by Professor Clare Collins who is a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle....
Why full-fat milk is back in favour

Position Vacant

INDIGENOUS HEALTH WORKER/HEALTH PROMOTION   Stratford Medical Centre and our Outreach Program, Wheels of Wellness (WOW) deliver primary and preventative health care services to the people of Cairns....

Position Vacant

REGISTERED NURSE Stratford Medical Centre and our Outreach Program, Wheels of Wellness (WOW) deliver primary and preventative health care services to the people of Cairns. WOW operates multiple...

Position Vacant

MENTAL HEALTH NURSE OR MH PROFESSIONAL   Stratford Medical Centre and our Outreach Program, Wheels of Wellness (WOW) deliver primary and preventative health care services to the people...

Position Vacant

SENIOR MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST   Stratford Medical Centre is a busy boutique General Practice in Cairns which prides itself on delivering services in a style that matches the excellent...

Mel’s mysteries shed light on family secrets

Mel Dunstan says one of her fondest memories is sitting around the dinner table at Christmas, discussing lost relatives that her grandfather found while researching her family free....
Mel’s mysteries shed light on family secrets

Dave’s long road to faith and finding a miracle

Australians of all ages and backgrounds become homeless. In Cairns, more than 2000 people sleep on the streets every night, and across the country, that figure is more...
Dave’s long road to faith and finding a miracle

Australia set for new 10-year health plan

Minister for Health Greg Hunt says smoking and mental health will be target areas By AAP   Fewer than one in 10 Australians will smoke in five years...
Australia set for new 10-year health plan

No home cooked meals for former chef

Australians of all ages and backgrounds become homeless. In Cairns, more than 2000 people sleep on the streets every night, and across the country, that figure is more...
No home cooked meals for former chef

Homeless to Housing

The Tanks Arts Centre launched a new exhibition this week by artists who were homeless. The exhibition, Our Journeys - Homeless to Housing, displays the work of artists...
Homeless to Housing

First person dies under voluntary euthanasia laws: Here is her story

Kerry Robertson, 61, has become the first terminally ill patient to end their life under Victoria's assisted dying scheme.  It emerged on Sunday that she died in a nursing...
First person dies under voluntary euthanasia laws: Here is her story

Populist politics, anti-vaxxers and Russian trolls: Why measles is back

By Emily Dunn, Clinical Features Writer for Australian Doctor Group. It’s the most infectious vaccine-preventable disease and it’s sweeping the world. Measles transmission has quadrupled in a year,...

E-cigs aren’t cutting cancer

By AAP Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products are not helping fight cancer, the WHO says, urging smokers and governments not to trust claims from cigarette firms about...
E-cigs aren’t cutting cancer

Paramedics’ kindness inspires ‘dying wish’ ambulance

By AAP The beautiful story of two Queensland paramedics who took a dying woman to the beach one last time has inspired a new service to grant wishes...
Paramedics’ kindness inspires ‘dying wish’ ambulance
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