Ochre Health’s story began in 2002, when doctors Hamish Meldrum and Ross Lamplugh worked in the quintessential NSW Outback town of Bourke, surrounded by hundreds of kilometers of “wide brown land” in every direction. Challenged by the need for quality locum doctors, Ross and Hamish established a business called Australian Outback Locums to market the family-friendly, outback Australian lifestyle to like-minded and capable doctors.
The Ochre Way
The Ochre Way is our management framework. It describes on one page who we are, what we aspire to be, and how we behave as an organisation. It’s all about having great doctors, supported by great staff, delivering great clinical outcomes.
We are still led by our two founders, doctors Hamish Meldrum and Ross Lamplugh.
Dr Ross Lamplugh
Dr Hamish Meldrum
Innovation & research
Ochre Health has a strong focus on primary healthcare research, partnering with universities and research organisations around Australia.
We collaborate with a number of universities on research, education and healthcare delivery projects. We also provide care and related services to the students and staff of many of these universities, and we offer GPs with specialisations in the key areas of sexual and mental health.
The arrival of two new GPs at a medical clinic in St Helens has helped the town move away from the reliance on locums, w...