LIGHTNING RIDGE MEDICAL CENTRE
RE: Practice Closure & Transfer of Medical Records
It is with a very heavy heart, that Rural and Remote Medical Services (RARMS) have closed their doors in Lightning Ridge on 2 May 2022.
Due to the ever-increasing costs of primary health care, continued underfunding for rural and remote health, and difficulty attracting and retaining permanent doctors the practice became unsustainable.
As a patient of RARMS Health Lightning Ridge, you are entitled to request your records be transferred to another doctor of your choice. This transfer will be at no cost to you, as part of the RARMS commitment to support you and the local community.
To arrange the transfer of your file please:
Approach your new medical practice and sign their request for medical records form to facilitate the transfer of your records via secure messaging. Your new medical practice will send this request to RARMS Health Lightning Ridge for you via email, admin.RHRidge@rarms.org.au.
If RARMS Health Lightning Ridge has not received a request for your medical records by close of business, 30 June 2022, your records will be transferred to RARMS Health Collarenebri where you may continue your care with RARMS.
Alternatively, if you have found a new medical practice after 30 June 2022, you can ask your new medical practitioner to request your medical record from RARMS Health Collarenebri. On receipt of your signed request, your medical record will be sent to your new practitioner via secure messaging.
Please find below the details of RARMS Health Collarenebri, with Dr Julian White in attendance:
RARMS Health Collarenebri
11 Wilson St, Collarenebri NSW 2833
Phone: 02 5809 9505
Thank you again for your support, we wish all our patients the very best of health in the future.