OUR TEAM

We’re committed to improving peoples’ lives:

“At Kaleidoscope Skin Clinic we care about people! And by people, we don’t just mean our patients. My wife Larine and I care about our staff and are actively involved in our local community. We are a dynamic clinic, committed to best practice. We provide a high standard of care for our patients by investing in professional development and equipping our team with the latest technology. We believe strongly in ‘growing our own’. We value innovative thinking and foster a workplace culture of collaboration and accountability. Like us, our people care about the Wide Bay Burnett community, and want to help improve skin cancer diagnosis and survival rates in regional Queensland.”

– Dr Charles Blair

Director, Larine Statham-Blair

Larine Statham-Blair co-founded Kaleidoscope Skin Cancer Clinic with her husband, Dr Charles Blair. She manages human resources, culture, customer service and marketing at KSC. Larine is focussed on making patients feel welcome, comfortable and valued, from the moment they make their first appointment. Larine also manages local public relations and marketing firm, Crush Communications and is the Editor-in-Chief of Crush Magazine. Larine enjoys life drawing. Her pride and joy is a 1964 EH Holden station wagon, named Lucy. Larine is a Director of Bundaberg Tourism.

Principal Medical Practitioner, Dr Charles Blair

Dr Charles Blair is a Rural Generalist Surgeon and a co-founder of Kaleidoscope Skin Cancer Clinic. He is a member of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia and Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. Dr Blair is highly experienced in all facets of skin cancer medicine, and has spent the past decade working in both private clinic and public hospital settings. He completed his surgical training at Bundaberg Base Hospital. Prior to starting Kaleidoscope Skin Cancer Clinic he provided both elective and emergency surgical services at Emerald Hospital in Central Queensland, including skin flaps and grafts, colonoscopy, endoscopy, appendectomy, hernia repairs and testicular torsions. He is accredited by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia’s (GESA) conjoint committee. Having spent the vast majority of his life in regional Queensland, Dr Blair understands the unique challenges faced by people living outside the South East corner. When he isn’t working, you’ll find Dr Blair paddle boarding, kite surfing or spear fishing at Elliott Heads with his two young sons and wife. He believes strongly in educating people of all ages about the dangers of too much sun exposure, and how to protect your skin while still enjoying an active Australian lifestyle.

Practice Manager, Shane McNeil

Shane McNeil oversees our day-to-day administrative operations to ensure interactions between patients and clinical staff are as seamless as possible. Shane contributes to the development and continual improvement of our systems and procedures. He liaises with our suppliers, various stakeholders, and the broader medical community. Shane brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to KSC. He was previously employed as Business Manager at Dr Jai Eye Centre and helped established the Bundaberg Private Day Hospital.  Prior to entering the medical services sector, Shane worked in the fitness industry and owned a printing business in Bundaberg.  He has two sons and his interests include photography and motorcycling.  

Registered Nurse, Renae Pegg 

Compassionate and well organised, Renae Pegg assists Dr Blair to perform minor and complex skin procedures. She also helps administer mole-mapping and photodynamic therapy services recommended and prescribed by Dr Blair. With extensive experience in hospital sterilisation, Renae helps ensure our clinical facilities, equipment and medical instruments are maintained to the highest standard. Renae previously worked at a local interventional radiology facility, assisting in the set up and provision of procedures and diagnostic tests, including working closely with nuclear medicine teams. The early part of her career was spent providing nursing care to rural Queenslanders at Eidsvold Hospital. She also has experience in the aged care sector. Renae is an active thespian member of Bundaberg Players. She enjoys gardening and loves dogs.

Registered Nurse, Diane Hurring

Diane has 30-years experience in business administration; running a joinery business and cattle farm she owned with her husband in Napier, New Zealand. She then decided to re-skill and study nursing. Empathetic and professional, Diane understands first-hand the impact that life-threatening medical conditions can have on patients and their families. In 2017 she was diagnosed with melanoma. It had spread to her sentinel node and resulted in lymphedema. Now recovered, Diane developed a keen interest in skin cancer medicine. She worked in a supervisory nursing role in aged care and relocated to Bundaberg to be closer to her grandchildren. Diane has a fantastic sense of humour and takes great care to calmly support patients through their surgical procedures. She provides post-operative wound care to patients and helps administer mole-mapping and photodynamic therapy services.

 

JOIN OUR TEAM: KSC is seeking a Vocationally Registered GP   

Be a part of something new, with the opportunity to design a role that’s tailored to your lifestyle. Kaleidoscope Skin Cancer Clinic (KSC) is seeking an energetic, positive GP to join our small, dynamic team.

Situated in a recently renovated and beautifully appointed Queenslander home in the Bundaberg CBD, KSC is doctor owned and operated. You’ll be supported by experienced registered nurses, administration staff and an in-house marketing coordinator. We believe strongly in ‘growing our own’. We value innovative thinking and foster a workplace culture of collaboration and accountability.

We are committed to best practice and provide a high standard of care to our patients by investing in professional development and equipping our team with the latest technology, including daylight photodynamic therapy and mole-mapping. We are a cloud-based clinic that uses Apple hardware and is committed to minimising paper usage.

At KSC, we care about the Wide Bay Burnett community and want to help improve skin cancer diagnosis and survival rates in regional Queensland. Like us, the ideal candidate will have a passion for skin cancer medicine. It is desirable, but not essential, for the candidate to have advanced procedural experience.

Earn a competitive percentage of private billings and work a sessional roster that suits your lifestyle. As part of the role, there is opportunity to perform theatre lists at the local Private Day Hospital, with access to Eclypse billings. You will have VR GP registration and a desire to work in an autonomous, but supportive environment. 

Leave the rat race behind and enjoy the sea breeze in sunny Bundaberg; the southernmost gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy an abundant array of locally grown produce and world-class beverages. Bundaberg has fantastic schools and offers a comparatively low cost of living. Watch nesting sea turtles lay their eggs at the local beaches and swim with migrating humpback whales. In 2020, the Bundaberg Local Government Area recorded just 14 cases of COVID19, with zero fatalities (as at 6 Nov).

KSC opened in October 2020. Patient demand for our services has been much higher than anticipated, prompting us to urgently seek a General Practitioner/Rural Generalist to join our team.

To express your interest, please email Larine [email protected] or telephone 07 4150 3023.

 

53 Barolin Street – a part of local history

With the help of Meech Constructions, we’ve lovingly restored 53 Barolin Street to make it fit for a modern medical clinic. It’s obvious from her high, ornate ceilings and grand front porch (pictured left) that she has a few stories to tell. Curious to learn more, we’ve been asking long-term locals about her history. We’re led to believe the building was originally the home of local businessman Bill Schoch Snr, and later became the premises for accounting firm Schoch Schoch and Hancock. The financial firm evolved with new partners, and is today known as Ulton. Mr Schoch was actively involved in Friendly Society Private Hospital. In 1966, Ron Hancock established a building society that is now Australia’s tenth bank (Auswide Bank).  Several locals recall playing amongst the rose bushes in the front yard and climbing on a large frog ornament as children. More recently, the building was the office of property valuer John Logan and Associates. 

Do you have a story to share, or can you set us straight?  Email [email protected]

A. 53 Barolin Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670

P. PO Box 2426, Bundaberg QLD 4670

T. 07 4150 3023        F. 07 4150 3020

E. [email protected]sc.com.au
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Monday - Thursday: 8.30 AM – 5.00 PM

Fri: 8.30 AM – 3.00 PM
(Open selected Mondays only)

Closed Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

 

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