Practice opened its doors around 1987 in unit 3, 488 Walter Road East, Bayswater as part of the Magro Family’s vision to open a Medical Centre. In 2000 the surgery re-located to its present location unit 5/488 Walter Road East, Bayswater, and the present principal is Dr Rohan Gay and the manager is Ms. Cheree Matthews.
Since opening Walter Road East General Practitioners (formerly Drs Dyson & Gay General Practitioners), has grown from a 2-doctor to a 9-doctor practice with 3 practice nurses, a clinical psychologist Ron Kington.
We have cultivated close working, professional relationships with our neighbours Bayswater Physiotherapy, Guardian Pharmacy and Western Diagnostics Pathology and Bayswater Allied Health community.
Our team received the top honour from, Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) 2011, a leading provider in accreditation services. AGPAL Chair Dr Richard Choong said the accreditation award shows that the practice makes a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Walter Road East General Practitioners proudly displays the AGPAL logo for all their patients to see.
Committed to excellence
We are committed to excellence in general practice. Amongst our 3000+ patients (whole patient equivalents as per the practice incentives program) are up to 4 generations of local families and workers from the surrounding industry.
The practice was part of the National Primary Care Collaboration Initiative and our work on developing a flexible appointment system was presented nationally. by then manager Mrs. Connie Meechin. This system has since been adopted at other practices.
Our practice is fully computerised and has amassed a huge range of local and online clinical support resources for both patients and doctors. Our medical software is highly customized and utilised to the highest level possible to implement preventative care activities (as recommended by the RACGP Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice), chronic disease management, patient recalls, doctor reminders and inter doctor and staff communication.
We aim to be a leader in the delivery of primary care integrated with allied health, with a leadership and team united in provision of optimal primary care to our patients and community and medical education for the profession.
Proudly supporting young practictioners
We regularly host and supervise junior GPs from the Western Australian General Practice Education and Training Program (WAGPET) since 2003, including our present junior GPs. Three of our permanent doctors are former WAGPET junior GPs of the practice and our current allocation of junior GPs means that for the first time we have a doctor in each of our 8 consulting rooms.
Our practice was honoured with the WAGPET Award for Best Teaching Practice in 2007 under its then name Drs Dyson and Gay General Practitioners.
In addition to its WAGPET commitments, the practice has hosted medical students from the University of Western Australia (UWA) since the late 90s.