It’s more than exciting when Lake Macquarie leads the nation with any innovation. This new health centre, which has just opened on the site of the Cardiff Squash Courts, is making history. The new ATUNE Health Centre at Cardiff already has 18 health and medical services on location. Delivered by over 100 health and medical professionals and staff, who are dedicated to bringing integrated health care to our community. It’s taken Simon Ashley, the CEO of ATUNE, over 10 years and $10 million to bring his dream to life. Delivering a health model that’s convenient, integrated and holistic has finally become a reality for this Lake Mac entrepreneur.
Integrated health approach
So, what inspired Simon to develop this approach to medicine? Back in his university days, he suffered an acute medical condition, and from that experience, the idea of an integrated health centre was born. Simon is a practicing osteopath who started his business from his home in Eleebana 14 years ago. As he cared for his clients he found himself working alongside other health and medical professionals who believed in the advantage to the community of integrated health. It’s easy to think of a great idea but another matter entirely to execute it. Simon was driven and dedicated to his dream, and worked extremely hard to bring it to life.
What’s on offer?
Now, ten years later, Simon was excited to show us around. This huge medical centre is where Simon now spends most of his waking life. With a newly laid 77 space car park and 3450 square metres of floor space, this is an enormous setting. You’ll find 8 squash courts, Pilates and yoga facilities, a 25 metre hydrotherapy pool, which is due to be refurbished, plus a spa and sauna facility. It’s a massive feat of accomplishment. Simon is clearly still inspired and passionate about his vision. As he walked us through the facility like a proud tour guide, he explained all the benefits and opportunities offered with the specialised healthcare at ATUNE Cardiff.
- General Practitioners and Medical Specialists
- Medical Acupuncture
- Massage therapy
- Soft Tissue Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Thermal Therapy
- Functional Breathing Therapy
- Speech Pathology
- Exercise Physiotherapy
- Nursing support
- Integrated Oncology Care
- Integrated Maternity Care
- High Performance Sports Unit
- Integrated Sleep Centre
- Mobile Services
What’s the ATUNE difference?
With such a long list of medical services and professionals what does this mean for the patient? Depending on your needs, you may just require one service. For other people, they may benefit from an holistic approach.
Using an example of a cancer patient. 5 health professionals will work together as an integrated team to deliver the best care for that patient. They meet in 30 minute round robins to discuss individuals needs, and plot the best paths to improve the health care of the patient. This multi discipline routine is hard to set up in a community. ATUNE is uniquely placed to deliver this service, and the outcome can only be positive and beneficial to the patient.
Food pharmacy & herbal dispensary
Living a healthy lifestyle is an important factor for Simon, and he’s delighted to include a food pharmacy, juice therapist and herbal dispensary as part of the inclusions at ATUNE Cardiff. You’ll be able to have a super healthy and beneficial lunch at the food pharmacy, while accessing organic products, and have a compounding herbalist at your service. How amazing is that?
Choosing to bring this to fruition in Lake Macquarie means that our community will benefit from the lifestyle and wellbeing options that are a signature of the ATUNE difference. Over 25,000 members of our community are already benefiting from ATUNE’s services. Now is the perfect time to get in touch with the team at Cardiff, and find out how they can help you live your best life.