In an emergency when medical care is urgently required, we suggest patients to contact the Ambulance services on 000.
The practice now covers its after hours care to its regular patients of the practice and who live within the local area. One of our GPs from Wynyard Medical Centre is available 24 hours a day, however, between the hours of 8.00 pm and 8.00 am, our practice utilises the services of GP Assist. GP Assist is a government funded telephone triage service. To contact GP Assist for care outside normal working hours please phone 1800 022 2221800 022 222 FREE. The call will be answered by a qualified nurse and/or a GP. If a GP is required to visit, this will be assessed and arranged at the time. If you require a telephone consultation with a Doctor oncall from the Practice in the unsociable hours, contact GP Assist on 1800 022 2221800 022 222 FREE where you will be provided with contact information if you would like to discuss. The Practice reserves the right to charge a unsociable hours visit fee of $200.00There is an accident & emergency department at the North West Regional Hospital, located at 21 Brickport Road, Burnie Tas 7320 (Tel: 03 64306666). For advice on non life-threatening medical issues after hours, phone directly Emergency Department, the Northwest Regional Hospital on 03 6430 6628. For advice on emotional issues phone Spencer Clinic, North West Regional Hospital on 03 6430 657203 6430 6572 or Mental Health Services Helpline on 1800 332 388. Feeling unsafe, call LIFELINE on 13 11 14. Post suicidal Briefing and Support, call STANBY RESPONSE SERVICE on 0439 556 6600439 556 660. HOME VISITS during consulting hours are provided as needed basis by individual GPs on your requests. These are advisable to be organised directly with your doctor.