Rob studied medicine at Sydney University and graduated in 1983. Between 1983 and 1987 Rob gained training and experience in General Medicine, Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Anaesthetics in the hospitals around Newcastle. After doing locum general practice work Rob and his family settled in Pambula in February 1988. A Visiting Medical Officer at Pambula Hospital since 1988, working in Obstetrics, Anaesthetics, Emergency Department, Paediatrics and General Inpatient Care. At the opening of South East Regional Hospital he continues to perform anaesthetics there.
Dr Janet Watterson MBBS(hons), DRANZCOG, FRACGP, MFM, FARGP
Janet grew up in Melbourne, but always enjoyed country life. She trained at Monash University graduating Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1987 with honours. Janet did post graduate training at Monash Medical Centre (Clayton) , Alice Springs Hospital (paediatrics and obstetrics) and Tamworth Hospital (anaesthetics). Janet has a visiting medical officer appointment at Pambula Hospital, for general admissions. She has an advanced rural practice diploma in anaesthetics. With the opening of South East Regional Hospital Janet is working in the Emergency department regularly.
Dr Amrit Basrai MBBS, AMC
Amrit has come to Pambula to further her training as a General Practitioner. Originally trained in India , Amrit has been registered to practice in Australia since 2016. She has worked in Canberra Hospital before entering general practice training.
Jodie Cameron Nurse practitioner
Jodie has wide experience since graduating in 1999. In recent years she has worked in the hospitals in Bega and Pambula seeing emergency presentations. Nurse practitioners have a scope of practice allowing diagnosing and treating a range of acute and chronic conditions. Jodie will see acute illnesses and injuries , she can order imaging, investigations and medications. Our doctors will assist with presentations outside her scope of practice. There is a medicare rebate for consultations.
Kirsty Pollard is our office manager. Kirsty has worked at reception since 2006 and took over our office manager role in 2015. She has experience in finance, accounts and customer service.
We have 2 reception staff … Briody and Lisa . They help with your appointments, accounts and do their best to welcome you with a smile.
Pambula Medical Centre values the role of practice nurse. Our Nurses Sally , Gavin Justine and Jodie are skilled at wound care, immunisation, health monitoring, ECG, spirometry, ear syringing and assisting the doctors with procedures. They ensure our facilities and equipment are maintained to the high standards required by accreditation.
Ms Renee Mack a registered psychologist consults on Fridays. Staff from the Aspree trial conduct regular review visits for the participants in this medical trial on the preventive effects of aspirin in the older person. Dr Rahman supervises echocardiogram and pacemaker technicians when he visits PMC. Capital Pathology collect samples from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday