The George Church Medical Centre Medical Centre Kojonup Expressions of Interest

A rare opportunity has arisen for a general practitioner to operate and manage a brand new Medical Centre currently under construction in Kojonup.

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About the role and general practice

In 2013 local farmer Mr George Church donated $500,000 to build a medical centre for the community.  With additional support from the Federal Government, Shire of Kojonup and the community the $1.5 million facility is now under construction.

Located adjacent to the Kojonup Hospital and Springhaven Frail Aged Lodge, the new medical centre will provide a range of consulting and treatment rooms for GP’s and other health professionals. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to participate in a vibrant community in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. 

It is anticipated that the medical centre will operate five days a week and potentially offer an after-hours service in due course if demand is sufficient.


The package

This invitation is extended to individuals and organisations who may be interested in entering arrangements with the Board of the George Church Community Medical Centre Inc to provide primary and other allied health care services in a new purpose-built medical centre currently under construction in Kojonup.

The final package will be negotiated with applicants following the expression of interest process.

Other health services in Kojonup include emergency department and acute admissions at Kojonup Hospital.  Suitably qualified medical professionals may be eligible to provide hospital services in Kojonup and nearby towns under local and State arrangements. In addition to the local hospital, there are three levels of aged care facilities

Please contact the Rural Health West Permanent GP Recruitment team on 08 6389 4500 or email recruit@ruralhealthwest.com.au for more information.

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About the community

Located in the beautiful South West of Western Australia, Kojonup is a rich pastoral district of farmland and bush areas, just three hours south of Perth.

With a population of almost 2000 people Kojonup is a well serviced town with great facilities and many attractions to explore and enjoy, including historical and cultural sites, wineries and beautiful native wildflowers.

Kojonup is situated on the Albany Highway, the main highway between Perth and the south coast.  Kojonup is serviced for emergency management through St John Ambulance, WA Police, and FESA. In addition to the local hospital, there are three levels of aged care facilities.  The airstrip 10 km north of town on the Albany Highway is Royal Flying Doctor Service compliant and can be used 24/7 with lights able to be switched on remotely.

The Kojonup community has a thriving agricultural base.  As well as the services provided to farm businesses by two stock and station agents and a large agricultural supplies outlet, there are three manufacturing businesses and a number of shearing teams based in Kojonup. 

There is a sheep abattoir north of town in the Beaufort district. There are two large piggery operations and a poultry processor. A thriving free-range egg producer operates in the south of the Shire.

Kojonup has a major franchise supermarket; the hardware and home-goods store is strong and continues to grow. The businesses in Kojonup are service driven and proactive within the community. Much custom is engaged from the wider catchment area. Kojonup has a private primary school to year 6 and a government secondary school to year 10.

Kojonup’s aging population is catered for through Loton Close (Independent Living Units), Bowler Place (smaller Independent Living Units), Springhaven Frail Aged Lodge and Leschenaultia House (a secure facility within the Kojonup Hospital). 

The community is becoming more multi-cultural, and seasonal employment attracts backpackers and seasonal workers from many countries.