After Hours Health Services

The Hunter Medicare Local has been tasked with the co-ordination of after-hours primary care in the Hunter and Port Stephens area. As part of the process it is essential that we have a clearer understanding from patients as to the current service provision in the area, your perceptions of the current after-hours arrangements and your ideas for how services can be improved in the future.

After-hours primary care is defined as:
• before 8:00am and after 6:00pm weekdays;
• before 8:00am and after 12:00pm Saturdays; and
• all day Sundays and public holidays.

1. What is the suburb and postcode of your usual residence
2. Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?
3. Do you have a current pension, DVA or Health Care Card?
4. Do you have any long-standing health conditions?
5. Mobility: (by placing a tick in ONE box in a group below, please indicate which statements best describe your own health state today)