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So far Toby has created 27 blog entries.
30 03, 2021

Company Flu Vaccinations

2021-03-30T09:38:49+11:00March 30th, 2021|

Private flu vaccinations have arrived. We’re now able to provide on-site vaccinations for businesses, to avoid the disruption of employees having to leave for their vaccination. While we still don’t know how this flu season will play out, there are already a lot more respiratory viruses circulating than last year, [...]

17 03, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination

2021-03-17T20:56:46+11:00March 17th, 2021|

COVID-19 vaccination will commence on Tue 23 March at Newstead Medical for those eligible for the Phase 1b rollout. Existing patients can book online if they meet the eligibility requirements (as per the Department of Health people with a specified medical condition need to provide proof of eligibility via My [...]

3 03, 2021

Urgent Care Centre Opens!

2021-03-03T21:56:48+11:00March 3rd, 2021|

On Monday 1 March the Urgent Care Centre opened! 4 years in the planning, we have hit the ground running with multiple varied urgent presentations from Day 1, and has been warmly embraced by the community as an alternative option to presenting to the Emergency Department with non-emergency conditions.

14 02, 2021

Farewell Seth!

2021-02-14T18:59:52+11:00February 14th, 2021|

We recently said farewell to Seth, Dr Toby's son, who's been working in reception for the last year (you may have heard his deep dulcet tones on the end of the phone line), as he relocates to Brisbane to study at the Queensland College of Art. Seth's been part of [...]

10 02, 2021

Dan is back!

2021-02-10T19:55:11+11:00February 10th, 2021|

Dan is back! Dr Daniel Kirk returned to Newstead Medical on Thursday 28 January in a full-time capacity, after he and Dr Verity Foulkes-Taylor welcomed beautiful baby August into the world (last July!). We're stoked that he has returned to our team, and he's now accepting new patients!

31 01, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out: What We Know So Far

2021-01-31T13:13:08+11:00January 31st, 2021|

We've submitted our Expression of Interest to be a vaccine administration centre for Phase 1b of the Astra Zeneca (Oxford) vaccine programme (i.e. for >70, those with chronic illness, ATSI >55 and high-risk workers not already covered) Bookings will ONLY be able to be made through a National Booking System [...]

25 10, 2020


2020-10-25T04:21:03+11:00October 25th, 2020|

From Monday 26 October, entrance to Newstead Medical will be via the rear of the building (Waiting Area 3) as we renovate the main Reception Area. The Elphin Road entrance will be closed for 2 weeks, with access to Waiting Area 3 via the lift or via the door from [...]

11 10, 2020

Dr Sandra Newfield joins Newstead Medical!

2020-10-11T09:26:35+11:00October 11th, 2020|

Having spent the last two years doing locums in Tasmania, Dr Sandra Newfield and her husband relocated from Wollongong to Launceston in early 2020, just before COVID-19 reached our shores! She enjoys all aspects of General Practice, and is working with us on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sandra loves gardening, walking [...]

24 09, 2020

Telehealth Fee Changes

2020-09-24T06:39:46+10:00September 24th, 2020|

Following the recently announced changes to COVID-19 Medicare incentives our consultation fees for Telehealth appointments will change. This change will take effect on Thursday 1 October. Updated fee information is available on our website.

15 08, 2020

Possums Programme

2020-08-15T23:14:32+10:00August 15th, 2020|

Dr Georgia Bavin has a special interest in women’s health and the care of mothers and babies in the first year of life including infant sleep, feeding, unsettled behaviour, and maternal mental health. She follows a holistic evidenced-based approach termed Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC or the Possums programme) and is [...]