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  • New Doctor for country SA


    29 November 2016

    A new GP has started work at the Kincraig Medical Clinic in Naracoorte.

    Dr Benjamin Ojobor joins the South Australian rural doctors cohort from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Prior to that he worked as a doctor in Jamaica.

    Dr Ojobor is married with two children. A keen photographer and writer, Dr Ojobor has three published books.

    He joins Naracoorte's Kincraig Medical Clinic, a busy and modern practice which has been providing medical services to the region for over 40 years.

    "Kincraig Medical Clinic is very excited that Dr Ojobor has joined our practice," said Kate Foster, Practice Manager, Kincraig Medical Clinic.

    Dr Ojobor is already immersed in the RDWA Fellowship Support Program, attending the recent two-day Communication Skills workshop.

    The RDWA Welcomes Dr Ojobor and looks forward to enhancing and supporting his career as a rural doctor in South Australia.

  • Rural Community Health and Wellbeing Award


    28 November 2016

    Waikerie Men’s Shed has been awarded the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Community Health and Wellbeing Award in the South Australian Community Achievement Awards, announced on Friday evening at the Hilton Adelaide.

    Representatives Bob Kemp and David Krollig were presented with their award by RDWA's Director, Workforce, Gretchen Scinta.

    Mayor Leon Stasinowsky of the District Council of Loxton Waikerie was among the 400 guests from across the state celebrating South Australia’s high achievers and community contributors.

    Waikerie Men’s Shed provides a caring and inclusive environment. They offer a wide range of activities and programs to enhance each member’s self esteem and improve their physical and mental wellbeing. In addition to volunteer initiatives within the community, the Shed runs health promotion sessions on men’s health issues. Qualified health professionals provide information on diabetes, depression, blood pressure, cholesterol, cancer, arthritis and dementia. There are 70 members who benefit from the Shed's health promotion and activities.

    Our congratulations to Waikerie Men’s Shed.

    Waikerie Men’s Shed representatives Bob Kemp (pictured centre) and David Krollig (right) accept their award from RDWA's Gretchen Scinta

  • Mid Eyre welcomes new doctor


    3 November 2016

    Mid Eyre communities have warmly welcomed a new doctor, Dr Mateen Butt.

    Dr Butt is based at Mid Eyre Medical in Cleve, on the Eyre Peninsula. The practice is operated by Country Health SA Local Health Network.

    Dr Butt said he was very happy to be in country South Australia and was overwhelmed by the welcome he and his wife have received.

    “It is a very nice community. They are very welcoming and we feel at home already,” said Dr Butt.

    “Our family will be very happy here,” he said.

    Dr Butt is married to Nabila and they have three daughters who are currently in Canada, but will join the family in 2017.

    Dr Butt has been working in the Middle East, most recently in Qatar. In 2002, he briefly worked in country SA as a GP, but needed to return for family reasons. 

    “I was keen to return to Australia and I’m very happy to be able to practice in Cleve,” he said.

    Dr Butt’s appointment to the Mid Eyre Medical comes after an international search by the RDWA to find a doctor ideally suited to the practice.

    “We are pleased to introduce Dr Butt to regional South Australia and know his contribution to the health and wellbeing of people living in and around Mid Eyre will be greatly appreciated,” said Lyn Poole, RDWA CEO.

    For more information contact Lesley Johns on 0412 583 577.