Coffs Harbour GP Super Clinic was first conceived in 2011, to be opened in 2013-2014.
The significance of the Coffs Harbour GP Super Clinic is that it is the first time an Aboriginal Medical Service in Australia has won a mainstream tender. But being as such had faced more hardships and opposition than other GP Super Clinics before it, but it has successfully developed into the modern clinic you see today.
The unique logo of Coffs Harbour GP Super Clinic is the Smilax Australis or Wait-a-While vine, which was chosen in relation to a dream time story; which speaks of an Elder who became caught in the prickly vine and touched the leaves to turn them into sweet Sarsaparilla for his tribe.
Traditional Owners Acknowledgement
We would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which the Coffs Harbour GP Superclinic is built – The North Gumbaynggir people. We recognize the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal people in this land and we pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country.
…in listing before speaking
…that more heads are better than one
…in honest conversations
…that it’s possible to live longer and healthier lives
…that together we’ll come up with the answers
Bawrunga runs successful clinics throughout NSW, with its administration office in Nambucca Heads, NSW. Bawrunga is unique in the fact that it is virtually debt free and as a non for profit organisation gives back to the community in which it is run.
The tender for the Coffs Harbour GP Superclinic was a vision of the CEO Leavina Reid who had the knowledge and skill to spearhead the first Aboriginal Medical Service in Australia to win a mainstream tender.
Bawrunga has dedicated our business to patient Service and the Satisfaction of our patients and practitioners. Personal service and delivery is a hallmark for the Bawrunga Aboriginal Medical Services.
Bawrunga now has six clinics throughout NSW from Nambucca Heads, Gilgandra, Macksville, Dubbo, Toormina, Gillaganbone and employs numerous receptionists, nurses, general practitioners and administrators.