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Tunstall Healthcare launches partnership with the National Home Doctor Service

Posted: 8/11/2015 12:23:26 PM

Tunstall Healthcare, one of the leading healthcare providers in Australia, is proud to announce an exciting partnership with the National Home Doctor Service (NHDS), which will come into effect on August 1, 2015. 

Australia's largest network of after-hours home visiting doctors, the National Home Doctor Service focuses on responding to urgent, episodic care needs, making 1 million patient visits in the past year alone. NHDS ensures continuity of care with the patient's regular GP, sending a clinical report to the GP immediately after an after-hours home visit.

Trained to arrange the most appropriate response, from August, Tunstall's care consultants will be able to coordinate an after-hours home doctor visit for clients for non-emergency situations.

With over 30 years of experience providing quality care around Australia, the NHDS comprises 600 doctors who attend to patients in their place of residence including residential aged care facilities.

One of the unique benefits of the NHDS is that it provides after hours, bulk-billed care - something that Tunstall clients can now benefit from as part of their connected healthcare service in clients' own homes.

This new alliance aims to reduce unnecessary call outs for ambulance services for minor ailments and enables Tunstall's older clients and those living with disabilities to receive a visit from the doctor in the comfort and safety of their own home.

Sharryn Gannon, Health Services Delivery Manager for Tunstall, is looking forward to implementing the new service:

The after-hours home doctor service is a brilliant offering for our clients, particularly for those who are unwell when their regular GP is closed, or those who sustain a minor injury at night or on weekends and don't otherwise require an ambulance.

Ben Keneally, CEO of National Home Doctor Service says:

The partnership with Tunstall Healthcare is a great value-added service offering for their clients and will also promote our service to those vulnerable people in the community who are in most need of this kind of service.

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