Practice News


June 1, 2018

A new month! A new season! And we have more new Doctors!
Yes, you read that correctly! During May we were joined by Specialist, Dr Suzan Elharmeel, and General Practitioner, Dr Vanessa Wong.

Dr Suzan Elharmeel, Obstetrician and
Gynaecologist, Fertility/IVF Care

Dr Vanessa Wong, General
Practitioner


Dr Suzan Elharmeel is a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology. Her Practice is based in Benowa. Patients with a current referral from their GP can arrange an appointment with Dr Elharmeel at My Healthcity by calling Gold Coast Obstetrics and Gynaecology on 07 5527 9277. More information can be found on Dr Elharmeel’s website: www.goldcoastobsandgynae.com

Dr Vanessa Wong grew up in Australia and has been a Hope Island local for more than 10 years. She has a particular interest in Children’s and Women’s Health and she is experienced with insertion and removal of contraceptive implants. Dr Wong is fluent in Cantonese and English and understands and speaks basic Mandarin.

We bid you a warm welcome to the Hope Island General Practice Family!

April 12, 2018

Kindness Is Contagious. Spread It Around.

Here at Hope Island General Practice, verbal and/or physical abuse of our staff will not be tolerated. Any person displaying inappropriate behaviour will be asked to leave. The person may also be banned from the Practice at the discretion of the Practice Director or Doctor.

Please treat others as you wish to be treated. Everyone has something going on that you don’t know about and everyone deserves kindness everyday. We all have the right to a safe and respectful environment.

Speaking of Contagious….

Yes, it’s nearly that time of year again. As yet, we do not have an exact date for when our flu shots will be in, but rest assured when they arrive we will shout it from the rooftops via Facebook and Instagram and as in past years, the most at risk patients will be sms’d as a priority.

Welcome Dr Kish

We wish to give a warm welcome to our newest Doctor, Dr Kish. Dr Kish has practiced medicine for 18 years and worked in India and the UK before heading downunder to beautiful Queensland. He has a particular interest in Diabetes Care as well as Emergency and Urgent Care, Child Health and Pain Management. Appointments can be booked online or give us a call.

Welcome Advanced Vascular

Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Dr Maged Aziz, joins our Practice Family as a visiting specialist. He specialises in treating patients who have diseases that affect the arteries and throughout the body. Dr Aziz prides himself on offering accurate and honest assessments to patients, which means providing them with the best treatment plan available for their specific needs. He will never recommend a treatment if he doesn’t believe you’re a viable candidate. For bookings and enquiries call Advanced Vascular on: 1300 482 728 or email Reception@AdvancedVascular.com.au. For more information about Advanced Vascular, go to: www.AdvancedVascular.com.au

Share The Dignity Sanitary Collection, April
2018

Our Share the Dignity Collection Box is here! Homelessness. Poverty. Unemployment.
Domestic Violence. These are just a few of the reasons why women are forced to choose between buying food or sanitary items. This month YOU CAN DONATE SANITARY ITEMS right here at the Practice to help women in need. Care packs with general hygiene products are also welcome. You will find the collection box just inside our doorway to the Practice until the end of April. Together we can Share the Dignity.
Check out www.sharethedignity.com.au to learn more about this great cause that we
are proud to be supporting.

ANZAC DAY

We will be open on ANZAC Day, Wednesday April 25. For a daily dose of humour, health
information and the very latest Practice News, be sure to follow us on Instagram or
Facebook! We try to keep it lighthearted as well as informative.

February 4, 2018

Vale Dr Junaid Khan.
With enormous sadness I announce that we have lost a much loved member of our Practice Family this week. Dr Junaid Khan lost his life climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with 9 of his best mates while on an overseas break from his role as one of our full time GPs at Hope Island General Practice. From what I understand, due to an incident on the climb, Junaid’s condition suddenly deteriorated. His mates attempted to carry him back down but he succumbed to the conditions and passed away before being able to get to the help that he needed. An enormous shock to all who were there.
I know that Junaid had planned this trip for some time and we never expected that when we said goodbye to him that we would not see him back in the practice again. He was universally popular with all of his co-workers and patients. He was charming, cheeky, engaging and professional all in one. His smile could light up a room and was often used to encourage you to help him with almost anything from assisting him in his paper work to gaining a cup of coffee. He always returned any favour with warmth and an affectionate spirit and always made you feel special in his eyes. Junaid leaves behind his beautiful wife Alia and his “two little princesses”. The enormity of their loss cannot be expressed and their journey of grief has only just begun. We at the practice grieve too and have felt such loss. Each of us are experiencing pain differently but will likely never endure what his family will because we were only blessed to be a short part of his life, they were everything that his life was for.
Goodbye my friend I will miss you. The team who you leave behind will never be the same without you and will miss you too. How we are all feeling now reflects what you meant to us and those feelings truly mean it would seem to be quite a lot!
Tony Brangan
Practice Director
My Healthcity

January 30, 2018

It is with enormous sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you of the loss of one of our Practice Family and we will not be open for business tomorrow – Wednesday January 31. Our staff will be in contact with anyone with an appointment to reschedule. Thank you for your understanding. My Healthcity.

January 11, 2018

Three wishes for the New Year: Healthy You. Healthy Family. Happy Life.
Hope Island General Practice is here for you 7 days a week. Including Australia Day, January 26, 9am to 4pm. For Patients of Dr Fon, please note that due to Locum obligations, Dr Fon will be unavailable for appointments at the Practice until early July 2018. We look forward to her return. Hands up if you’ve heard of the Share The
Dignity initiative? Share The Dignity is a charity that makes a real, on-the-ground
difference to homeless women and victims of domestic violence. They collect thousands of
pads, tampons and personal hygiene products every year for women experiencing homelessness and poverty. Small dignities make a big difference. Donations to Share
The Dignity fund funerals for victims of domestic violence and campaign for justice
for women in Australia. For more information or to donate or get involved with Share The
Dignity go to: www.sharethedignity.com.au
We proudly continue to support of AWLQ and encourage all to donate their spare change in the collection box located at our reception desk. Animal Welfare League Queensland has a zero euthanasia policy on all healthy, treatable and sociable animals, giving them a second chance at life. If you would like to find out more about how you can help, go to: www.awlqld.com.au
Thank you for choosing Hope Island General Practice as your preferred healthcare provider. We look forward to continuing to be a part your health journey in 2018.
Healthy You. Healthy Family. Happy Life.

December 13, 2017

‘Tis the season for fun and cheer, with a little bit of training thrown in!
But first, the important stuff – Our Christmas opening hours!
In late November our Nursing team brushed up on their plastering skills along with a few victims, I mean, volunteers. You can see by the photos how much they hated it!
Earlier this month we let our hair down and celebrated another big year! This years festivities began at the Q1 Skypoint where our Senior Nurse, Santa, handed out the pressies. And then off to the fabulous De Vito Waterfront in Southport, for a delectable feast and non-stop entertainment from the beautiful Tarscha and David De Vito.
Lastly, we want to take this time, from our My Healthcity Family to you and yours, to wish you a Christmas time that is happy and safe and filled with love and laughter. We thank you for your continued support and for choosing us as your preferred healthcare provider and look forward to looking after your healthcare needs in the New Year.
Healthy You. Healthy Family. Happy Life.

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