Our locum doctor in Port Macquarie Dr Christopher shared with us his experience. He also headed to Kempsey for us!
What is the team like?
The local hospital is Port Macquarie Base Hospital NSW. It is an incredibly friendly and welcoming place. There are a fair few locum doctors so you get used to seeing new faces around.
Tell us about the setup of the hospital and support?
There is good support in both Port Macquarie and Kempsey, but services can be a little limited at nights and weekends in Kempsey.
What Does the travel and accommodation look like for a locum doctor in Port Macquarie?
The drive from Sydney is about four and half hours, which is easy.
I settled in well and the accommodation at Flynn’s Beach was awesome. The drive to Kempsey is a decent way from Port Macquarie and is definitely more rural, but fun nonetheless.
Town amenities? Shops, coffee tips for a locum doctor in Port Macquarie?
Any of the locals inside info? Best swimming spots? Lookouts? Bike/walk trails?
You have also really good surf spots around. While you are in Port Macquarie, definitely take a trip to Crescent Head, Hat Head, and South West Rocks. Famous for their surf beaches, crystal clear water and shark diving.
Would you go back to Working as a Locum Doctor in Port Macquarie?
Yes! It is easy to get in and work, lots to do and it is on the coast.