AFTER HOURS MEDICAL CARE
on call service
At Moss Street Medical Practice we ensure our patients have access to an after hours GP 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are many issues that need to be dealt with outside of regular office hours in a general practice setting but are not urgent enough to require attending a hospital emergency department.
Sometimes just having GP on the end of the phone to reassure you and advise you on making an appointment in regular surgery hours is all that is required. This service will mean you can avoid an often lengthy wait in the Emergency Department and making the hospital service more accessible for those whose medical condition really needs to be treated in hospital.
sharing the care
The surgeries who we share your care with include…
Callala Surgery (Callala Bay)
Culburra Beach General Practice (Culburra Beach)
Junction Street Family Practice (Nowra)
Meroo Street Family Practice (Bomaderry)
North Nowra Medical Practice (North Nowra)
Worrigee Street Medical Practice (Nowra)
after hours care is available
From 6pm on Monday – Thursday nights, one of our practice GP’s is contactable on 4422 1210 (a recorded message on our practice phone number will provide you with the mobile number)
On weekends we have joined with an Alliance of other local practices to provide care from 6pm Friday – 8am Monday. A recorded message on the surgery number will advise you which practice is on call and how to contact them.
AFTER HOURS WEEKEND CARE
The Doctor who is rostered on for the weekend (from one of these practices) will organise a time to see you at their surgery.
On Monday morning they will provide details of your consultation to your regular General Practitioner who will be able to provide any after care if required.
CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY
All these practices work together to help provide the best possible care for all our patients, not only will our patients be looked after on the weekend but the same courtesy extends through the week and we will help each other out wherever possible in the case of a doctor shortage.
Remember, a general practitioner is only a phone call away at all hours of the day and night, please ring the surgery for instructions on how to contact the after hours doctor.