AFTER HOURS & HOME VISITS

Where it is safe and reasonable, our practice provides reasonable arrangements for access to out of hour’s primary care for regular patients of our practice.

Our practice has decided upon a reasonable distance within which visits can be safely conducted, which is 20 kilometers.

In our practice, we offer after hours care to patients of our practice by the following:

  • practice GPs provide their own care for patients outside of normal opening hours either individually or through a roster

  • formal arrangements for cooperative care outside the normal opening hours of the practice exist through a cooperative of one or more local practice

 Patients are advised of access to our after hours service by:

  • telephone answering machine

  • sign visible from outside of the practice

  • practice information sheet

The surgery is open for extended hours from 4.30pm to 6.00pm Monday to Thursday. When on call 4.30pm to 6.00pm Friday, Saturday 9.30am - 11.30am.  Outside these hours patients are advised to phone 6427 9111 for the after hours service.

If a patient is too ill to come to the practice, a doctor can visit the patient at their home or place of care if they are a local patient of this practice.