NSW Ambulance and GP Access After Hours have signed an agreement to work collaboratively from 6 June to provide urgent, but not emergency after hours medical care for people in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Maitland regions.
Hunter Primary Care has launched its inaugural 2016 Indigenous Youth Art Competition which aims to encourage, showcase and celebrate the incredible talents of local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students from years 7-12 across the Hunter region.
On Thursday 23 June, Dr Kevin Sweeney, CEO of Hunter Primary Care and two of his Senior Managers, Claudine Ford and Janelle White, will be joining fellow CEOs and senior executives around the country in braving the cold, winter weather in a bid to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness.
Hunter Primary Care provides a range of health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Hunter region. Our aim is to keep people well and out of hospital.
In this opinion piece, Dr Lee Fong; Clinical Director of GP Access After Hours, explores the real cost of after hours medical care.
View the opinion piece here.
GP Access After Hours have been delivering comprehensive, high quality after hours primary health care to the Newcastle, Maitland and Lake Macquarie areas since 2003. In the past 12 months we have provided care to around 50,000 patients from these areas. 94% of our patients are seen with 30 minutes of their appointment time. GP Access is open
Earlier this year Hunter Primary Care commissioned Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and Hunter Research Foundation (HRF) to undertake an independent economic evaluation of the GP Access After Hours service. The results of the study are very positive. Please find a copy of the GP Access Cost Study and GP Access After Hours Cost Study Media Release.