Nurses

Clare Medical Centre has 9 Practice Nurses and 3 Mental Health Nurses providing services in Clare, Snowtown and Burra.

Services Provided by the Nursing Staff.

Rachel Menadue

Senior Practice Nurse

Rachel commenced at CMC in 2005, and has a special interest in immunisation and primary health care.
She is a Registered Nurse and non –practising midwife with experience in Rural and Remote area, Medical and Surgical, Aged Care Assessment Team, Community Health, Aged Care, Palliative Care and Midwifery.

Outside of work Rachel enjoys keeping fit and active and has 3 gorgeous girls that keep her occupied.


Lisa Thomson

Lisa began working at CMC in 2007. Her special interests include, providing wound management and services to the elderly, including Home Health Assessments to patients over 75 years (55 years for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander patients).

When not at work she runs the winery that she and her husband own, called Stone Bridge Wines.

 

Jo Healy

Jo was the first Registered Nurse to join the Clare Medical Centre in 2001 and enjoys the wide range of patient contact.She is particularly interested in patient education and empowering patients with respect to their health and disease management.

Outside of work Jo loves her home in the Skilly Hills and enjoys family time, reading and gardening.

 

Deb Bruhn

Deb started working at CMC in 2013. Locally born and bred she had spent the previous 23 years working at Clare Hospital.
She is a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife with a keen interest and understanding of the local community.

On a personal level Deb enjoys family time, trying to keep fit and food & wine…particularly locally.

 

Jess Reljich

Jess is a Registered Nurse, who started working at Clare Medical Centre in 2016. She has a special interest in both Community & Primary Health Care as well as Cardiac Health. 

When not working, Jess enjoys travelling and spending time in the garden.

 

Carolyn Lally

Carolyn Lally is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years’ experience, the past 10 years in General Practice.

Originally born in the Clare Valley, she has been travelling as a Grey Nomad with her husband for the past couple of years and has returned settle in the Valley and to undertake relief work at CMC.  Preventative Health is her passion.

Outside of work she continues to travel when able, and enjoys spending time with Zentangles, Photography, scrapbooking and Quilting.

 

Shelley Tregilgas

Shelley is a registered nurse who has been with the Clare Medical Centre since July 2020.  She has been nursing for nearly 20 years, including surgical and rehabilitation, disability and aged care and the last 10 years in community nursing and palliative care.
 
After moving to Clare 10 years ago to bring up her children in the country, she hasn't looked back, and loves nothing more than enjoying all that Clare has to offer, community, local sport, camping, recreation, family, friends and of course food and wine.

 

Rachel Braisher (Burra)

Rachel is a registered nurse with extensive knowledge & experience in peri-operative nursing. She began working at the Clare Medical Centre & the Burra Medical Clinic in February 2019.

She grew up on a farm in Hallett but moved to Adelaide for further education. In 2018 she returned to the Mid-North with her husband & young children. She has a keen interest in gardening & loves spending time with her family


Michelle Dohnt (Snowtown)

Michelle began working at the Snowtown Clinic in January 1999 when it was under the Kadina Medical Centre banner.
She is an Enrolled Nurse but also undertakes the role of receptionist at Snowtown.
Michelle's areas of nursing are blood collecting, wound dressings, adult immunisations, sports injuries on a daily basis. When she has a clinical day she will see patients who require annual diabetic reviews & over 75 Home Health Assessments.

Away from work, Michelle is married to a local farmer and loves to be involved in any sport her 3 adult sons play, she has been the head trainer for the Blyth/Snowtown Football club since 1999.

 

Mental Health Clinicians

 

Tracey Davies

Tracey is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and has previously worked within SA Health as a Clinical Senior Social Worker supporting the Yorke & Northern region social workers as well as coordinating the Child Health & Development multidisciplinary team.  

Her previous experience also includes Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and Community Mental Health for the Mid North Region of South Australia. Her interests are mental health/wellbeing, maternal and early childhood wellbeing.

Outside of work Tracey enjoys exploring South Australia and sampling the local food our region has to offer. 

 

Bronwyn Lane

Bronwyn began working at Clare Medical Centre in January 2012 in the ‘Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program’.
She works 3 days a week at CMC, with a special interest in adult and elderly mental health and is also a Clinical Nurse at the Clare Hospital.
Outside of work her interests include travelling, walking and socialising with friends.

 

Veronica Watkins

Veronica is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. She recently moved to Clare from the Adelaide Hills and commenced working 3 days per week at CMC late in 2019. She has a special interest in providing therapy and counselling for adolescents, adults and older people.

Outside work Veronica’s interests include: walking, cycling, gardening, reading, working with fabric, spending time with her partner and socialising with family and friends.