AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCY SERVICE
Medical Emergency: Dial 000 for an ambulance
Dr.Indras on-call after hours to provide after hours care at his Surgery. Please call him on his after hoursmobile“0458 444 774” and he will meet you at the surgery to provide after hours consultation and care for Emergencies that can be managed without needing hospitalization. If hospitalisation is required he can arrange that.
A doctor is always ON CALL for emergencies at the local Cobar Hospital.
What do I do during office hours?
Contact Dr.Indra’s Surgery(02 6836 4777 and 02 6836 4788) to make an appointment. Dr.Indra will always endeavour to see his patients in the same day, if they needed to and his receptionists have been told to accommodate sick patients urgently without delay. They will arrange an appointment expediently.
If it is a life-threatening emergency, call 000 for an ambulance.
What do I do if I don’t have a local doctor?
During office hours contact DrIndra’s Surgery(02 6836 4777 and 02 6836 4788)
After hours contact the After hours mobile number (0458444774)
What do I do for evenings, or overnight?
If it is a life threatening emergency, call 000 for an ambulance.
After hours: contact the after hours number(0458444774).If you can’t access the after hours number in an emergency, go to the Cobar Hospital.
Weekends and Public Holidays
Dr.Indra is ON CALL AT ALL TIMES for emergencies ONLY.
Saturdays until 1:00 PM
Dr.Indra’s Surgery is open until 1:00 PM for emergency consultations.
(Phone 02 6836 4777 and 02 6836 4788)
Saturdays after 1:00 PM and on Sundays
Dr.Indra’s Surgery is closed. You can ring the after-hours number(0458 444 774) to speak to him and arrange to be seen or go to the Cobar hospital and a nurse will assess and discuss with you your need for emergency care and call the On-call Doctor.
Will I be seen straight away at the hospital?
The nursing staff determines who needs to be seen by the doctor first, using a ‘Triage’ system. This means that patients are assessed and seen according to the severity of their medical condition.
Nursing Staff at the Cobar Hospital
Are exceptional and extremely competent. They are also working on the wards looking after inpatients and often multiple emergencies at the same time, so please be patient. Please advise them that you have arrived at the hospital by presenting at the nurse’s station Glass Window and pressing the bell. Once you have done that, have a seat in the emergency waiting room at the Hospital’s accident and emergency and start filling out a Patient Emergency Visit form. ( This requires your address, Mobile/ home phone number and most importantly your Medicare Card number and next of kin or emergency contact person’s number)
It is inappropriate to attend the Emergency Department for routine medical consultations which should be dealt with by attending the Doctor’s Surgery during working hours.
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