Information for Nursing Homes & Carers
Doctor on Duty doctors provided after hours house calls to all aged care facilities, hostels and retirement villages.
We focus on quality of care, and aim to minimise ill health by intervening early. This helps to keep at-risk patients and clients out of hospital where possible, as well as reduce carer and staff fatigue and anxiety.
Providing quality care to elderly patients whether they are living at home or in supported residential aged care facilities is an area of increasing demand and complexity.
These patients are one of the most vulnerable groups in our communities, and many are totally dependent on others for their needs.
- Many GPs find it increasingly difficult to leave their busy practices to visit patients at home or in residential aged care facilities.
- The resources of nursing and care staff are often stretched to the limit.
We are here to help.
We aim to avoid the need to transport these vulnerable patients to emergency departments wherever possible.
Doctor On Duty is a leading provider of quality after hours doctor home visits and our senior doctors are only a call away .
Our doctors are fully qualified and carry equipment for procedural and comprehensive medical care. They are involved in end of life care, establishing palliative regimes, speaking to relatives, prescribing medications and treatment, liaising with staff and reporting back to GPs.
All visits in aged care facilities are bulk billed. To request an after hours doctor, please ring 1300 22 55 47.