On a medical mission to transform Nanango Medical Centre
NANANGO sisters have taken on a mission to transform the concept of medical centres.
Nanango Medical Centre managers Jennifer Slight and Chasley Browning took over the centre because they saw its potential to keep having a positive impact in the community with a new energy and doctors.
"We wanted to change the concept of what a doctor's surgery should be,” Mrs Slight said.
The business changeover and modern makeover was top secret and the surgery was transformed over the weekend to receive patients again on Monday May 14.
Previous owner and current GP at the centre, Dr Fred Morgan who had been working at the practice for more than 30 years told his patients what he thought of the centre's face lift.
"He told them, 'it was just like one of those makeover shows and they came in and completely changed it,'” Mrs Slight said.
Patients are welcomed at the centre with freshly painted rooms, new beds and a colourful waiting room.
Mrs Slight said they decided on bright, colourful uniforms to match the staff's bubbly personalities and challenge the traditional corporate look.
As a fifth generation Nanango family, Mrs Slight saw the huge need for more doctors and help in the country town.
Practice manager Debbie Lacey said the change has allowed Nanango Medical Centre to go from one doctor to three, with plans to employ a total of six in the near future.
The medical centre and his patients always came first for Dr Morgan, Ms Lacey said.
He worked late hours as the sole doctor and owner of the centre because he felt everybody deserved quality health care, Ms Lacey said.
"Deep in my heart, this will always be Fred's, for me its an honour that he's let me take it on, but he loves it,” Mrs Slight said.
Mrs Slight said it was a great honour to take Dr Morgan's passion for Nanango health care and amplify it through providing more doctors, and giving the centre the modern, inviting look he never had time to do between appointments.