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Bulk Billing Doctors Lighten After-Hours Emergency Wait Times for Queensland Hospitals through a Home Doctor Service


QUEENSLAND, Australia August 2014 – Doctors in hospital emergency departments are reportedly seeing patients between three and six hours after the patient’s arrival, according to the University of Canberra, with about one in three people in regional Australia reporting unacceptable waiting times to see a GP.* In an effort to help the clogged medical system, Dial a Local Doctor is operating a medical practice after-hours with their doctors visiting patients in their homes.

With the government taking continuous steps to alleviate the pressure on hospital emergency departments after hours, the private sector is following closely behind. The latest medical breakthrough for patients requiring after-hours medical attention has been through Dial a Local Doctor, a bulk billing home doctor service, giving patients an affordable and convenient alternative to waiting in a hospital emergency room.

Dial a Local Doctor began servicing sick Queenslanders after Founder and CEO Zaffar Khan, recognised a need for more available after-hours doctors, to lighten the load on hospital emergency departments and reduce stress, anxiety and waiting times for patients. “There is a real lack of after-hours doctors, especially after midnight and so most patients during 6pm and 8am end up in the emergency department for non-emergency medical care or medicine because they have nowhere else to go,” says Zaffar.

“When a patient requires after-hours care, there is now an experienced bulk billing home doctor service that can provide convenient, prompt access to quality medical assistance, personal care and advice in the comfort of the patient’s own home. Hospital transfers can even be arranged if required, but the majority of cases can be treated ‘in home’.”

Dial a Local Doctor is a Brisbane-based Accredited Medical Deputising Service, committed to giving quality medical assistance to all patients in Brisbane and surrounding areas. All Dial a Local Doctor’s bulk billing doctors are fully qualified General Practitioners, dedicated to providing excellent personal care outside the normal general practice hours.

Dial a Local Doctor provides 100 per cent bulk billing to all patients who are registered with Medicare. The service gives patients, from children to the elderly, reliable and continuous after-hours access to medical care when it is urgently needed. “With the home visiting doctor service that Dial a Local Doctor provides, mums and dads don’t have to pack the whole family in to the car to take one sick child to see an after-hours doctor,” says Zaffar.

Dial a Local Doctor customer Tia Louise Wilkinson says, “It has come to my attention that some people still don’t know about Mackay’s AMAZING Dial a Local Doctor service. They come to your home after hours when GPs are closed, are 100% bulk billed for Medicare card holders, and are lovely! Bub sick and don’t want to take them out in the middle of the night to private hospital and pay over $100? Call Dial a Local Doctor. I honestly can’t recommend them enough. I’ve used them several times and am always left happy and never second guessing another opinion.”

Discover how Dial a Local Doctor and their bulk billing doctors are taking the pressure off Queensland hospitals and giving patients more after-hours medical options at


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