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Gemunu Suresh Ranawake

31 May 2024


The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Gemunu Suresh Ranawake, Medical Practitioner (MED0002290095), effective 31 May 2024.

Details of the practitioner’s registration, including the full list of imposed conditions, can be viewed in full on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

The conditions imposed include the requirements the practitioner:

  • Must not practise as a registered health practitioner, with the exception of contact with female patients using telehealth platforms.
  • Must only practise as a registered health practitioner in employment and at practice locations approved by the Health Ombudsman and published on the Office of the Health Ombudsman website.
  • Must take all reasonable steps to ensure male patients are told at the time of wanting to book an appointment with the practitioner that they cannot. The practitioner must not provide this information to patients personally.
  • Must take all reasonable steps to ensure female patients are told at the time of wanting to book an appointment with the practitioner that the appointment can only be booked if the patient or their legal guardian agrees to the entire contact with the practitioner being conducted using telehealth platforms only. The practitioner must not provide this information to patients personally.

The Health Ombudsman has approved the practitioner’s employment as a Medical Practitioner at the following practice location/s:

  • Woolloongabba Medical Centre, 468 Vulture Street, WOOLLOONGABBA QLD 4102
  • Bald Hills Doctors, Shop 5, 8 Rothbury Street, BALD HILLS QLD 4036

In accordance with section 62(2) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act), the decision will continue to have effect until the earlier of the following happens –

  • the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal sets aside the decision;
  • the Health Ombudsman removes the conditions under section 65 of the Act.