leading consumer healthcare platform, today announced its involvement in the
GP Urgent Care Network Pilot, developed by WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) in
partnership with the Department of Health.
More than 125 general practices are taking part in the Pilot spread across
metropolitan Perth and Bunbury, with the aim of reducing demand on emergency
departments by diverting urgent but non-life threatening cases to GPs.
The GP Urgent Care Network will operate seven days a week and is supported
by a public awareness campaign and dynamic website. HealthEngine worked with
WAPHA, Department of Health, HealthDirect and other online booking suppliers
to connect patients with GPs when they need it most.
HealthEngine CEO and Medical Director, Dr Marcus Tan said “HealthEngine is
excited to support this directory initiative that encourages patients to get
the right care in the right place at the right time.
“HealthEngine has seen a glaring demand for urgent health services in our
booking data – one in five HealthEngine users see their GP within 4 hours of
booking their appointment and over half who booked GP appointments saw their
GP within 24 hours.”
“We’re pleased to be part of a solution that provides a sustainable and
efficient way to deliver urgent care. We believe that by making the digital
health experience easy and accessible as possible, technology can improve
outcomes for patients and the broader health system.”
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