Reminder of after-hours GP availability
WESTERN suburbs residents are among those targeted by a new campaign aimed at steering people towards after-hours GP services instead of emergency departments.
Perth Central and East Metro Medicare Local’s (PCEMML) new campaign was launched last week and targets 15 local government areas across western, eastern and north-eastern parts of Perth.
PCEMML chief executive Leanne Durrington said she hoped the campaign, which was launched at St John Ambulance’s Morley Depot, would encourage more people to use GP After Hours practices when suitable.
“The campaign is about ensuring the community understands the choice, value and convenience of using their local GP After Hours instead of turning to emergency health services,” she said.
St John Ambulance deputy chief executive Anthony Smith said it was great to see some real alternatives to emergency departments.
“Having said that, we would always encourage people to call triple zero (000) for an ambulance if they were unsure of what service to access,” he said.
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St John Ambulance metropolitan operations manager Paul Hogg with chief executive officer Tony Ahern and Carrie Oliver and her son Matthew.