General Practice physicians are a very important part of the medical care team at the Lodge at Broadmead. In recent years, fewer physicians have been available to provide medical care to residents admitted to Victoria residential care facilities.
To ensure that all residents have access to quality medical/primary care, Broadmead Care works with a group of 10 to 12 physicians who have been willing to increase the number of patients they care for at the Lodge. We call this group our Core Group of Physicians. Collectively they now provide medical care to more than 80% of the residents at the Lodge.
In 2010 Broadmead Care introduced a Nurse Practitioner role to enhance residents' access to timely primary health care. The Nurse Practitioner can assess health status, order diagnostic tests, prescribe medications and treatments, and collaborate with residents, families, physicians and team members to ensure high quality care.