Berry Springs medical clinic EOI

Berry Springs medical clinic
expressions of interest


NT PHN is responding to the closure of the general practice in the township of Berry Springs by identifying interested parties who have the capability and capacity to develop and deliver a sustainable model of primary health care services in collaboration with the local community and key stakeholders.

Berry Springs

Berry Springs Township is located 50 kilometres from Darwin centre and is one of the outer rural regions of Darwin with a population of 870. General practice services are provided by the sole GP practice, which also services the multiple surrounding communities including Dundee and Wagait Beach. Estimated total population is 7000 people.

The last business day for the current practice was Friday 30 June 2023.

Who should respond?

Any organisations, individuals or consortia who have an interest, ability and capacity in delivering general practice services in the current Berry Springs clinic are encouraged to apply.

NT PHN has a commitment to supporting NT based providers or providers with appropriate skills and expertise in delivering services in rural and remote communities.

All responses will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.


Sunday 16 July 2023


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Phone: (08) 8982 1092

Activity details

NT PHN aims to identify individuals or organisations interested in operating a primary care service from the current premises in Berry Springs, preferencing a general practice provider. In addition, NT PHN takes this as an opportunity to discuss a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to primary health care tailored to local health care needs.

The opportunity:

  • Modern clinic fit out ready to use with large waiting area, reception area, four consulting rooms, pathology room, nurse room, staff common area, treatment area and ambulance bay access in the rear of the clinic. A floor plan is available via this EOI
  • Floor space set up to allow other services to visit the practice such as pathology and allied health services
  • The landlord is a local member of the community, very open to supporting new owners through lease negotiations
  • Existing patient population
  • Estimated 7000 people in the catchment area
  • Local pharmacy located next door to clinic
  • IGA, café and other small businesses located in the centre
  • Significant community support for clinic.

NT PHN support includes:

  • Introduction and/or facilitation of discussions with key parties including current owners of exiting clinic and landlord
  • A $10,000 grant to support incidental costs incurred in set up
  • Provision of assistance with the set up and implementation of the service through an experienced practice support team
  • Support with recruitment of workforce
  • Support through other NT PHN programs where applicable for example, the Strengthening Medicare reform agenda and initiatives.

Service Delivery

Interested parties should demonstrate their capacity to deliver general practice primary care services to the Berry Springs township and surrounding communities with an expectation to disclose intentions and plans for:

  • operating hours, including option to deliver after hours services
  • workforce/staff capacity both clinical and non-clinical including a breakdown of GP FTE
  • business model and sustainability plan
  • innovation and opportunities for MDT models of care including potential partnerships with allied health services if available, such as Nurse Practitioner led clinics
  • encouraging workforce development including the placement of medical students and GP Registrars
  • promoting a comprehensive primary health care model
  • encouraging service integration
  • maximising bulk billing options
  • engagement and partnership with local stakeholders to achieve these goals.

EOI Meetings

Upon receipt of an application NT PHN will schedule a meeting with each applicant to have a detailed discussion on how they propose to establish a service with a focus on the following elements:

  • The proposed model of delivery for general practice primary care services to the Berry Springs and surrounding communities
  • The support that may be required in the development and implementation of this model.
    Aspiration and capacity to:
    • achieve practice viability and sustainability
    • support innovative and sustainable workforce models
    • encourage workforce development including the placement of medical students and GP Registrars.
    • promote a comprehensive primary health care model
    • encourage service integration
    • maximise bulk billing options
    • engage and collaborate with key stakeholders to achieve these goals.