KYABRAM Regional Clinic has welcomed two new doctors to the area.
Michael Sangiorgio and Kumudu Siriwardene are the fresh faces at the clinic and are ready to help locals, whether it’s a tickle in your throat or something more serious.
After attending university in Sri Lanka, Kumudu has lived in Australia for six years and worked in a number of different practices including some in Melbourne. But now she’s calling Kyabram home for the year.
“I’m looking forward to working here for now, I’m not sure where I hope to work but this will give me great experience,” she said.
For Michael, it’s another stop in a regional town.
He studied at Melbourne University before he started moving around, from far north Queensland and the Northern Territory back to Victoria and now Kyabram.
“It’s nice to be in a quiet country town and it has a great view of the stars at night — that’s something you don’t get in the city,” he said.
“But I’m looking forward to working in the community and getting to know everyone a bit better.”
For the clinic, it’s welcome news.
“Having two new doctors is just terrific,” Regional Clinic’s Deb Morden said.
“After we had some doctors leave it will really help ease the pressure here and they’ll be working both in the clinic and the hospital.
‘‘They’re a terrific addition to the team here at Kyabram Regional Clinic and I hope they feel welcome.”