Mookai Medical is available for residents of all Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities from beyond the Greater Cairns region, including Cape York, NPA and the Torres Strait Islands.
We offer both Medical and Nurse Practitioner clinics and provide a bus service for clients who require assistance getting to appointments. We encourage all our clients to utilise our medical service for new worries, follow-ups, and opportunistic health checks while in Cairns.
For your medical needs, Mookai Medical offers:
- Long and short appointments
- Men’s, women’s and children’s checks
- GP Antenatal and postnatal visits
- Family planning and sexual health
- Chronic disease management, and
- Vaccinations (coming soon!).
Mookai Medical accepts clients referred by Community Clinics, Apunipima, the RFDS, Child Safety and Queensland Health. We also support access and referrals to visiting Allied Health professionals and specialist services. Clients can also book an appointment directly with the clinic without a referral.
Mookai Medical doctors and nurses support continuity of care and service, liaising with your regular healthcare provider, and providing a complete health summary at the end of your appointments.
Please call 07 4081 7500 to make an appointment.
Dr Irene Tjhung
Once she made the decision to move into general practice Tjhung went about obtaining the skills she believed she would need for the specialty, including diplomas in obstetrics and gynaecology, and in children’s health. She then made the move east to the remote Thursday Island to be with her GP anaesthetist husband, Oscar.
‘Working in the Torres Strait provided me the opportunity to do an Advanced Rural Skills Training post in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, and enrol in the Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice through the NRF [National Rural Faculty],’ she said.
‘Doing the post gave me a greater insight to the culture and history of the region and helped me to improve my communication skills and cultural sensitivity.’
Nicole Ramsamy is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman, raised in Cairns, Far North Queensland. She is a Nurse Practitioner and has worked extensively within the area of Indigenous Health, especially in various remote communities of Far North Queensland.
She is passionate about Indigenous health, as well as assisting families and communities to ensure that they receive exceptional health care services. Nicole has an undying passion for conducting advanced, comprehensive assessments using a family-centred approach that is culturally suitable to the women and their family’s needs.