GRAMS trials after hours service

Staff reporterGeraldton Guardian

Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service is trialling a new after-hours medical clinic to ease pressure on the city’s hospital emergency department and reduce waiting times for people with minor complaints.

The service targets GRAMS clients who may require treatment or care after hours for ailments such as minor injuries, wounds, earaches, toothaches or minor sicknesses.

The clinic is not for serious emergencies, which should still be directed to Geraldton Regional Hospital.

The after-hours clinic is open from 6pm to 9 pm Monday to Friday and from 10am to 2pm Saturdays.

It is a walk-in clinic only, so no appointments are required.

GRAMS chairman Sandy Davies said the service was restricted to current GRAMS clients and new clients of Aboriginal descent.

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