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Dear Valued Patients,
As you may be aware, Australia continues to experience a critical shortage of GPs, with the impact of this felt not just in Tasmania but across the country. This has made it extremely difficult to attract and retain doctors at East Devonport Medical Centre.
To ensure we can continue to serve our community, we have made the decision to merge East Devonport Medical Centre with SmartClinics Devonport. This will ensure continuity of care for current patients with effective resourcing, while enabling for future growth.
The final day of appointments at East Devonport Medical Centre will be 2nd February, 2024. A number of our team members and Dr Daffodil Caballes-Beaty will move across to the SmartClinics location. Several locum GPs will also be available to see patients at our clinic in December and January. We will then rebrand the SmartClinics practice to become:
Devonport Family Medical Centre.
East Devonport Medical Centre has been caring for the local community for nearly 50 years. The health and well-being of patients are – and always have been the doctors’ greatest priorities, and we thank you for your support over the years.
The East Devonport Medical Centre Team
All East Devonport Medical Centre patients are welcome at SmartClinics Devonport
As outlined above, East Devonport Medical Centre is merging with SmartClinics Devonport at Wenvoe Street in 2023. In early 2024, the clinic will be rebranded to become Devonport Family Medical Centre.
Until then, the SmartClinics Devonport practice will continue to operate under its current name. SmartClinics Devonport is located just 3.5km from East Devonport Medical Centre and is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm, and on Saturdays 9:00am to 11:30am.
SmartClinics Devonport has twelve GPs who are highly trained and passionate about what they do, with face-to-face and telehealth appointments available six days a week. The GPs offer a range of services to meet your families’ ongoing healthcare needs. For more information about the doctors at SmartClinics Devonport, please visit the website at www.smartclinics.com.au/location/devonport-wenvoe/.
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Medical Records will be merged with SmartClinics Devonport from 2nd February 2024
Your records will automatically be transferred to SmartClinics Devonport from 2nd
February 2024. If you wish to attend the SmartClinics practice before then, please click here to complete the HotDoc Medical Transfer form. Alternatively, attend East Devonport Medical Centre and our team will assist you with the transfer process. There is no cost to do this.
How to transfer your medical records to a different practice
If you would like to attend a different clinic, you will need to have a copy of your records transferred to your GP at their clinic location. There will be no transfer fee costs for medical records to be sent to your new clinic. Please click here to complete the online HotDoc Medical Transfer form. If you are requesting a transfer of your medical records after 2nd February 2024, you will need to contact SmartClinics Devonport in person or by phone: (03) 6422 6200.
For privacy reasons, medical records cannot be released directly to patients.
- Step 1: Contact your new clinic and request a transfer of medical records form.
- Step 2: Complete the form and sign it.
- Step 3: Your new clinic will need to email this request form to our reception team at email@example.com.
- Step 4: Our reception team will liaise with your new clinic and facilitate the records transfer.
If you have any questions about our merge, please feel free to phone our medical centre on
(03) 6427 9111, and one of our friendly staff will be happy to speak with you.