Info about health care services and when to use them
We need clear information for people living in our community about who is available to treat them for their health needs, where and when. Getting the right health care can be very confusing as the options today are very different to the health care that was available only a few years’ ago. It can also be very different from what people have experienced elsewhere if they come from another country. GPs and other health professionals in the Australian health community have a wide range of skills and equipment to treat patients with less urgent needs, but this is not widely known or understood. Information about the different types of health services could be available online, in GP surgeries and Emergency departments, in the media, and in the local community (bus stop advertising, etc).
Why the contribution is important
There has been a recent push in the media to 'not attend Emergency unless it’s an emergency'. But what if you don’t know where else to go?
by mccorcha on August 08, 2019 at 02:18PM