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Innaloo is believed to be the Aboriginal name for ‘woman’ in the Amangu/Nhanda language used in the Dongara/Geraldton area. It was chosen in 1927 to replace the original name for the area, ‘Njookenbooroo’, the Noongar name for a nearby swamp. More information about the Aboriginal history of this region can be found on the Stirling City website at www.stirling.wa.gov.au>documents
At the turn of the 19th century this region was made available for market gardens and these have been a longstanding feature of the area until sold for housing and commercial development.
The practice was developed in the early 1970s by the late Dr Tony Samaha, an iconic GP who offered genuinely holistic care including general surgery and deliveries. Many of his patients still come to the practice and remember him with great fondness. It was our intention to build upon his legacy in establishing a contemporary practice underscored by the youthful mission statement, ‘Get healthy then get out there and live!’.
We are a privately owned mixed-billing general practice striving for excellence in medical care to a community we feel we know well.
Accreditation In December 1999, Odin Road Medical Centre achieved full AGPAL accreditation. This is an ongoing triannual process in General Practice aimed at encouraging general practices throughout Australia, to work toward and maintain specific standards as outlined by the Royal College of General Practitioners. Our practice was assessed over many areas including our sterility procedures, medical records, medical confidentiality etc by specially appointed AGPAL practice surveyors. Our practice was reassessed in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011,2014 and again in 2017 in accordance with AGPAL guidelines and we are proud to say that we continue to maintain our full accreditation status.