“We’re creating strong opportunities for professional growth, exceptional teaching and the support that city doctors experience all the time. ”

“I honestly didn’t think a practice would exist that would give me the lifestyle and flexibility that Peel Health Care Ltd does. ”

“The Tamworth Education Centre provides a central hub for health professionals to further their education, play a vital role in teaching the next generation of doctors and further develop their relationships with other health professionals in the region. ”

Our Story

Peel Health Care Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation providing health care administration and support services to general practitioners in Tamworth NSW, and was established in August 2005 by the Directors of North West Slopes (NSW) Division of General Practice Ltd in an effort to address the chronic shortage of general practitioners and allied health professionals within the Tamworth area.

We have two practices – Peel Health Care and Oxley Health Care.

Peel Health Care

Peel Health Care commenced operation on 25 August 2005 at 160–168 Bridge Street, Tamworth. In June 2009, due to rapid and continuous growth and expansion, Peel Health Care relocated to 103 Peel Street, Tamworth into a new purpose-built medical centre with spacious and modern facilities, a large, primary health care nurse area and student facilities.

Peel Health Care services general practice, primary health care nursing, physiotherapy, diabetes management, psychiatry, psychology and podiatry practitioners.

Oxley Health Care

In July 2014 we opened the doors to our second Tamworth practice, Oxley Health Care at 255–255A Goonoo Goonoo Road, operating under the same model of practice as Peel Health Care.

Oxley Health Care services general practice, primary health care nursing and diabetes management practitioners.

We are an innovative and dynamic, fully managed general practice and are committed to facilitating the delivery of high-quality health care in a friendly and modern environment. The practice promotes a team approach to good health, with a comprehensive team of professionals. GP registrars, medical students and nursing students are taught by the practitioners in the practice. The practice is fully accredited with AGPAL.
The doctors, nurses and allied health staff practising through Peel Health Care Ltd focus on a caring and team approach to patient care – providing patients with a comprehensive, kind and personal service. Patients have their own doctor, making a medical visit more relaxed and familiar, which we think results in better care for each patient.
The doctors don’t have to worry about the management or everyday running of the practice; they can come to work and do what they do best – care for their patients and practise outstanding medicine.

Our Region

Tamworth is a large and thriving regional centre in NSW with a catchment population of more than 60,000 residents.

The centre has grown dramatically in the past ten years as Sydneysiders and interstate residents have made the tree change and moved to the region. There is much to be attracted to in Tamworth, including wonderful restaurants and cafes in the beautiful tree-lined Peel Street, outstanding sporting facilities and clubs, and a fabulous arts scene.

Tamworth offers a full range of excellent private and public school options, as well as The University of New England’s main campus located just one hour away.

The new Tamworth Base Hospital will be finished in 2015 – a complete rebuild of the old hospital making it one of the largest public hospitals in regional NSW. The facility will add to the new Tamworth Education Centre, a purpose-built education hub for public and private health professionals and operated by the University of Newcastle.

For many, the drawcard to the region is the spectacular countryside where housing on acreage is beautiful and affordable, with the added lifestyle advantage of great food, wine, day trips and a welcoming community.

Tamworth is home to the annual Taste Festival, Country Music Festival, Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre and is quickly establishing itself as a major training ground for sporting competitors in mountain-bike riding, triathlons and running events.

Our Services

In addition to general medical consultations, patients can access the following services through Peel Health Care Ltd:

  • Immunisations
  • ECG
  • Spirometry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Clinic
  • Women's Health Clinics
  • PAP Smear Clinics
  • Health Assessments
  • DVA CVC Program
  • General Practitioner Management Plan (GPMP)
  • Team Care Arrangements (TCA)
  • Mental Health
  • Medicals, including Pre Employment
  • Q Fever
  • WorkCover
  • Minor Surgery & Procedures
  • Aviation Medicals

Joining Peel Health Care Ltd

Peel Health Care Ltd is one of a small number of general practices in Australia that operate under Easy Entry, Gracious Exit model. This means that the management and everyday running of the practices are taken care of by a management team - allowing doctors the time to focus on their patients, career development, teaching, and lifestyle.

Doctors practising at Peel Health Care Ltd choose their own hours, days of work and the number of patients they wish to see, allowing for greater flexibility and work/life balance.

All profits made at Peel Health Care Ltd are returned to the practices, providing better care for patients, up-to-date medical equipment and a professional working environment.

Peel Health Care Ltd has one of the best rates  in NSW regional centres for attracting and retaining the general practitioners that practise through its facilities.

Our Board of Directors

Peel Health Care Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation supported by a highly experienced and local Board of Directors. The directors are leaders in their fields and provide a broad range of skills to assist in setting the strategic and financial direction of the organisation.

The Board provides invaluable support and direction to the management team making them a vital part of Peel Health Care Ltd.

Dr Stephen Howle - Chairman - General Practitioner
Graeme Kershaw - Director - Manager Health Services - Tamworth Regional Referral Hospital
Christopher Moore - Director - Consultant Strategic Planner
Tanya Bagster - Director - Principal, Plante Davis Chartered Accountants
Quinn King - Director - Managing Director, Milestones National Group
Ada Maughan - Director - Regional Manager, Sunnyfield disAbility Services