Press Releases

Coffs Harbour GP Super Clinic to be built on Stadium Drive

Coffs Harbour residents are another step closer to better community healthcare with an ideal site found on Stadium Drive for the construction of the Commonwealth funded, Coffs Harbour GP Super Clinic.

In a single, convenient location, the GP Super Clinic will deliver better access to health services for the entire Coffs community, both indigenous and non-indigenous. [read more…]

Family clinic coming to Coffs

Bawrunga is not a name familiar to many Coffs Harbour residents, but the Aboriginal-owned non-profit medical service is likely to become much better known in the years ahead. [read more…]

Coffs Harbour GP Super Clinic to Provide Better Health Services

Coffs Harbour residents will soon have better access to GPs and allied health professionals following the signing of a $7 million agreement with Bawrunga Coffs Harbour GP Super Clinic Ltd.

The Healing Place

When trainee doctor Larry Yee was studying for his specialisation and signed up for a locum position to earn some extra cash, he had no way of knowing how it would affect his future practice of medicine. It was 1997, and Larry was about to meet Leavina Reid, a Senior Aboriginal Health Worker at the Armidale Aboriginal Medical Service in NSW. [read more…]

Growing opportunities: How IBA is building Indigenous economies

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) recently launched its new five year corporate plan which sets the Board’s vision
for the next five years of our operation. [read more…]

Local Health Boost for Indigenous people

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) Acting Chair Bob Blair was pleased to open the Bawrunga Aboriginal Medical Service (BAMS) at a ceremony held today at the new centre in Nambucca Heads. [read more…]

Awards recognise Bawrunga role

Bawrunga Aboriginal Medical Service has been presented with two awards for leadership within the indigenous community. The State-wide Premier’s Excellence Awards recognised groups which strived to build stronger communities, provided leadership.

Bawrunga opens new chapter in local health care

A new, larger Bawrunga Medical Service facility was opened in Nambucca Heads on Monday. The medical service staff celebrated its move from Bowra Street with a grand opening and performance by the Gumbaynggirr Elders Choir.

Nambucca Valley Aboriginal health

Local Aboriginal people—Russell Walker, the chairman of the Bawrunga Aboriginal Medical Service, and Leavina Reid, the senior health worker at the service—have done a magnificent job establishing and running the Bawrunga Aboriginal Medical Service in the main street of Bowraville.

Gulargambone to get full-time doctor

A full-time doctor is expected to start work in Gulargambone, in central western New South Wales, in August [read more…]

Coffs Harbour GP Super Clinic to be built on Stadium Drive
Coffs Harbour residents are another step closer to better community healthcare with an ideal site
found on Stadium Drive for the construction of the Commonwealth funded, Coffs Harbour GP
Super Clinic.
“We are really pleased to have found such a perfect site”, said Leavina Reid, CEO of the Coffs
Harbour GP Super Clinic’s parent organization, Bawrunga Aboriginal Medical Service.
“It is a short drive from the centre of Coffs Harbour and neighbouring towns, is accessible by public
transport, and is close to the sporting complex, education campus and Base Hospital.
In a single, convenient location, the GP Super Clinic will deliver better access to health services for
the entire Coffs community, both indigenous and non-indigenous.