Our History

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Our History

FORTY YEARS OF BUILDING A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY

Lockridge Medical Centre was established in 1978 as a Teaching Practice with the University of WA, Department of General practice.

It quickly became an independent, self-supporting practice, although we maintain a strong link with the Department of General Practice through teaching and research activities.

The practice is situated in the suburb of Kiara, approximately 11km from central Perth. We have 10 consulting rooms and a four-bed treatment room and pathology is on site.

Our Vision

“Building a healthier community”

Lockridge Medical Centre

FORTY YEARS OF BUILDING A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY

Lockridge Medical Centre was established in February 1978 as a Teaching Practice with the University of WA, Department of General practice.

It quickly became an independent, self-supporting practice, although we maintain a strong link with the Department of General Practice through teaching and research activities.

The practice is situated in the suburb of Kiara, approximately 11km from central Perth. We have 10 consulting rooms and a four-bed treatment room and pathology is on site.

Lockridge Medical Centre opened in February 1978 as a teaching practice in Diana Crescent.

We outgrew our space on Diana Crescent, and moved to Weddal Rd in 1980, seen here, which remained our home for fourty years, right up until 2019.

This is from the grand opening of our Weddall Rd premises, showing some faces that are still around at the practice today!

This was the original reception desk at Weddall Rd in 1990.

In July 2019, we moved to our brand new, purpose premises at 64 Aussat Drive, Kiara.

Lockridge Medical Centre

The modern suburb of Lockridge was established approximately 33 years ago. Although the area was “settled” and farmed from the earliest days of the West Australian colony. Prior to the presence of white people, the local Nyungah people have lived in this area for thousands of years. The lake in the park alongside the health Centre is one of the resting places of the Wagyl.

Physically, we share premises with the Lockridge Community Health Centre, part of Metropolitan health Services. The doctors endeavour to work closely with a wide variety of health professionals.

Homeswest housing has accounted for the majority of tenants living in Lockridge, although there has always been some private housing. This began changing in 1996 with a major redevelopment project which has demolished many of the Homeswest flats and begun refurbishing units and homes. Most of these homes and the vacant land have been sold into private ownership. Homeswest properties will eventually account for only 10-15% of the suburb. The neighbouring suburbs of Beechboro and Kiara have grown up

since the mid 80’s, although the eastern end of Beechboro was developed shortly after Lockridge. Residents are a mixture of new home buyers and Homeswest tenants.

The patients of the practice come from a wide age range, and ethnic background. Every day in the practice is quite different, although a common theme amongst many of our patients is the disadvantage of being in the lower socio-economic strata of our society.

Teaching is an important part of the role of the practice. Undergraduate students in the practice can learn from a rich and varied experience, and we hope that each student will participate to ensure that they secure for themselves the best learning experience possible. The practice has a long history of providing places for GPR’s often during their basic term.

Over the past 15 years the practice has completed a large number of research projects supported by competitive grants, Commonwealth contracts and Divisional project funding.

The practice uses computers for accounts, diary, recording patient notes, prescription & test ordering, downloading pathology & radiology results and the scanning of incoming correspondence. The transition to full computer records was completed in September 2006 when the practice commenced scanning.

Our Premises

After 30 years of calling 32 Weddall Road, Lockridge home, we have moved to 64 Aussat Drive, Kiara, WA, 6054.

With a stunning new waiting room, upgraded medical facilities and more space and light throughout, you can look forward to the same quality Lockridge Medical care in a beautiful new space.

We opened here on 8th July, 2019, and we look forward to showing you the new and improved Lockrdige Medical Centre.