Charleville residents will have a very welcomed face around town, with the appointment of a new full-time doctor to the Charleville Health Clinic.
Dr Zowie Bailey will be working at the Edward St Clinic from April 29, when the operations of the clinic are transferred from the RFDS to the South West Hospital and Health Service.
Many of us may already know Dr Bailey, who has previously worked as a locum at the clinic on two occasions last year.
Dr Bailey is a graduate of the University of Queensland Medical School, 2002, and has experience in both hospital and general practice, as well as specialising in women’s and child health and chronic disease management.
And one for all the local parents out there, Dr Bailey also has a keen interest in parenting and child sleeping education.
She moves here with her husband and two young children.
“Moving to Charleville will be a tree-change for the entire family,” she said.
“I’ve enjoyed working in Charleville on short-term locums whilst doctors have been on holidays and I’m now looking forward to a permanent role for 12 months.
“I already know many patients so am keen to continue my relationship with the people of Charleville.”
Dr Bailey is a well rounded doctor, having completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Griffith University and spent time researching at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research before deciding to further her training and become a doctor.
Charleville and residents in the South West look forward to welcoming Dr Bailey and her family here.