After hours

After hours services promote continuity of care, enabling patients to receive the right care at the right time, and reducing avoidable emergency department visits and hospitalisations.

After hours refers to services that are usually provided:

  • after 6pm and before 8am Monday to Friday
  • after 12 noon on Saturday
  • all day Sunday and public holidays.

Commissioned services

We receive funding from the Australian Government to work with local services to plan, coordinate and support after hours health services.

Northern Territory PHN currently supports the following after hours services:

Organisation Project
Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) After hours access to social work service at Alice Springs Hospital
CAHS Extending pharmacy weekend and public holiday service
CAHS After hours social work service at Tennant Creek Hospital
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation Alice Springs after hours GP clinic
Danila Dilba Health Service Palmerston Centre extended opening hours
Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation Laynhapuy Homelands after hours training and development plan
Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation Ngalkanbuy Health Centre – additional after hours support
Katherine Chemists  
Telstra ReadyCare  
Wurli Wirlinjang Aboriginal Corporation Wurli after hours primary health outreach

Resources

Partner with us

For information on how to apply for funding to support after hours service development, visit Partner with us.

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