Our Team

Our Team

We are a highly experienced team of health care professionals dedicated to rural health care for you and your family.

Local husband and wife team Dr Rohana and Dr Dilini are the Principals of the practice, and are well known members of the Narrabri community. 
They lead a team of dedicated and caring doctors, clinic nurses and administration staff.

Our Doctors

Dr Rohana Wanasinghe - Principal

Dr Rohana has been a Procedural GP for last five years, with a VMO for surgery and emergency cover for Narrabri District hospital. He completed the Master of Surgery in Sri Lanka in 2006 and Fellow in the Royal Australian of General Practitioners.
Dr Rohana is also a member of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia and holds an Advance Surgical Certificate and is a Skin Cancer Accredited doctor.
Dr Rohana can perform laparoscopic and open appendectomy, incision and drainage of abscesses, vasectomy, laparoscopic tubal ligations, hernias, caesarean sections, closed reduction of fractures and other minor surgeries in addition to his routine general practice work.
He also performs skin cancer surgery including flap repairs of the face and other locations.

MBBS – Sri Lanka
MS (Surgery) – Sri Lanka
FRACGP- Australia
Dermatology Diploma
Accredited Skin cancer Doctor- advance certificate of ski cancer surgery and certificate of dermoscopy
DAME ( Designated Aviation Medical Examiner)
AHP ( Authorised Health Profesional) – for rail medical Cat 1-3
AMP ( Approved Medical Provider) – Coal mining order 43 medicals

Dr Rohana is fully qualified, registered and certified to conduct
all medicals:

  • Australian Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) who can issue an aviation medical certificate.
  • Listed on the Register of Approved Medical Practitioners published on the Coal Services website.
  • Conducts all health assessments for rail workers in line with the Standard.

Dr Dilini Pathiratne - Principal

Dr Dilini graduated in Sri Lanka and became a fellow of RACGP in 2015.

Dr Dilini is a full-time general practitioner at the Centre.

She has special interests in and is also involved in chronic disease management, elderly care/ age care, occupational health and women’s health matters. 

Dr Dilini is fully qualified, registered and certified to conduct medicals:

  • Listed on the Register of Approved Medical Practitioners published on the Coal Services website.
  • Conducts all health assessments for rail workers in line with the Standard.
  • All pre-employment medicals. 
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Dr Stephanie Miles

Working as a Registrar at Bridge Medical is providing Stephanie with the valuable practical hands-on experience of working as a General Practitioner in a rural setting, as she completes her specialist training.

 

Our Practice Nurses

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Liz Murphy

Liz is a Registered Nurse and Midwife who has been living and working in Narrabri since she began her nursing career. (Originally from Queensland  – so not a local despite 20 years!)  Liz has a strong focus on rural Australia and the people represented within the rural communities. She recognises that we have an extraordinary array of talents, professions and skills in rural Australia which need to be celebrated, utilised and valued, and feels that Narrabri is no different. Liz believes our residents deserve high quality health care and access to high quality services.

Liz feels privileged to be able to work closely with people in all walks of life in her chosen career. 

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Chloe Wilkin

Chloe completed her nursing Diploma via distance education after high school and then has worked for 14 years as a nurse in Narrabri and Wee Waa.  Chloe enjoys the variety of her job, so much so that she completed her Dermoscopy accreditation and now capably assists Dr Rohana with skin examinations and excisions at Bridge Medical. Her 3 young children keep her busy when not at work, and she enjoys catching up with friends in her down time.

 

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Kate Johnstone

Kate completed a Bach of Nursing at UNE in 2002 and has worked at various rural and remote hospitals.  Kate applied for these positions as the need and lack of services provided to these communities appealed to her.  She is currently working part-time at Bridge Medical as she has a young family and farm life to keep her busy on other days! 

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Monique Newton

Monique completed a Bach of Nursing at the University of Newcastle and has worked at Narrabri District hospital. She is trained in Laser therapy and this is her special interest. Monique is currently working part-time at Bridge Medical as she has a young child and she is busy on other days! 

Our receptionists

Cath Pearson 

Nicole Packer

Nicole Bogdanoff