6 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, Queensland 4803
As skilled experts in healthcare, visitors and staff of Atticus Health Hamilton Island can trust us to care for them and their loved ones. With extensive knowledge and professionalism, Atticus Health’s GPs provide a broad range of general medical and emergency medicine, including:
Atticus Health is named after Atticus Finch from the famous novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”. We are a social enterprise set up by doctors who are passionate about helping patients maximise their experience of life. Starting in Carrum Victoria, we have grown to deliver a range of healthcare services around South East Melbourne and Victoria. Our Telehealth service, Doctor in My Pocket, operates Australia-wide.
Part of the Whitsundays, and in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most spectacular and sought-after holiday destinations. On a holiday to Hamilton Island, you’ll be surrounded by pristine white beaches, and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life. Hamilton Island is a perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and world-famous Whitehaven Beach.
Atticus Health Hamilton Island look forward to getting to know the locals and tourists alike. We will take care of your health and well being in a professional and caring way.
You can enter Queensland from elsewhere in Australia without restrictions. From 1am AEST Saturday 15 January 2022, domestic border restrictions for people entering from interstate are no longer in place.
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Hamilton Island is a unique place. It’s absolutely beautiful, and yet being an island presents challenges in the provision of medical services. Atticus Health is happy to meet that challenge to be the provider of medical services to both locals and guests alike. And, we’re also happy to support Hamilton Island Enterprises help the island thrive and have a positive, long term future.
The history of Hamilton Island dates back to Captain Cook who first encountered the Whitsunday Passage. Tourism started to enter the region in the 1920s. Then in the 1970s, Keith Williams, together with his business partner Bryan Byrt purchased the grazing lease on Hamilton Island. He liked the island because for one, he noticed that it had north facing beaches, which was rare for the east coast of Australia. In 1978 Bryan Byrt passed away and instead of using the island for grazing, Keith Williams decided to build a tourist resort.
In 2003 Robert Oatley was cruising his yacht passed Hamilton Island when he noticed the airport being built and he fell in love with the concept and took over ownership from Keith Williams. Robert Oatley passed away in 2016. Since that time the Oatley family has continued to maintain improve Hamilton Island, making it an amazing tropical island holiday destination.
Hamilton Island is about 5 square kilometres, with a total population of some 5000 people, half of these comprise local residents and staff with the other half made up of guests. Atticus Health Hamilton Island is the only medical clinic on the island. Queensland Ambulance Service also have a station on the island and we work together.
Well, I guess it all started in 2010 when I saw the old “Boatshed Café” for sale across the road from Carrum Station. The house behind the café was being sold with it. I took a walk down to the Patterson River, fell in love with the whole thing, signed away and thought, this is beautiful.
Business plan – what business plan?
– Dr Floyd Gomes, Founder
When it comes to healthcare, from the outset, we consider first the whole person or organisation, their goals and aspirations. A deep understanding of that allows for the best decisions and outcomes to be reached in partnership after all. With this mentality, we’ve been able to grow. Grow, yet stay humble, still.
The areas we have grown into reflect areas in which we think we can make a real difference and feel highly motivated to be involved with. These areas are:
Medical clinics. We run several GP clinics. This is where we started and continue to persevere, always striving for improvement.
Corporate health. We are happy to work with motivated workplaces to help maximise the health outcomes of their employee base. We consider that workplaces have relevance to and potential input in the health and well being of a community. We conduct our corporate health services with due independence and impartiality, yet at the same time seek to foster a mutual sense of purpose and transparent communication for the benefit of all parties.
Aged Care. We consider the frail and elderly to be particular members of the community who we have a responsibility to care for. From humble beginnings we have grown to supply GP services to nearly 1000 patients living in retirement villages and nursing homes around Melbourne. In particular we are the main provider of GP services to nursing homes on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Within aged care, our mission is to deliver a 24/7 medical service. We coordinate this by accepting all calls anytime via 1800 ATTICUS (1800 288 4287). Through the cultivation of a strong reputation for quality and compassion over many years, we have seen this area of our business grow substantially.
Telehealth. By attending to matters in a flexible manner by the exchange of images or conversation digitally, we have grown accustomed to creating solutions remotely. This concept, “Telehealth”, does improve efficiency, accessibility and timeliness of health care. It is for this reason that we now offer telehealth services nationwide – it simply makes good sense.
One thing has remained constant throughout, that is, our commitment to getting to know and understand communities. As a provider of medical services, fundamentally we learn so much about the fabric of a community. We share in its ups and downs. As such, we feel compelled to promote deeper, meaningful community spirit. And, we recognise how great an impact this potentially and actually has on the outcomes of health – for the individual and for the collective. Our story then, is very much that of being one with the community.