About Ochre

Improving the health of our communities.

This is our core purpose as an organisation. We achieve it by recording patient outcomes and tracking progress.

Our story

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.

Management team

We are still led by our two founders, doctors Hamish Meldrum and Ross Lamplugh.

Dermot Roche

Dermot Roche

Dr Ross Lamplugh

Dr Ross Lamplugh

Co-Founder & Chair
Dr Hamish Meldrum

Dr Hamish Meldrum

Co-Founder & Director

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.

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