Last summer, the Bureau of Meteorology routinely reported all-time-high temperature statements and the record-breaking heatwave was declared a state of emergency as humans and animals alike suffered in the sweltering heat. An increase in heat-related illnesses resulted in more ambulance calls and doctor visits than usual. This year, the Bureau of Meteorology is again predicting above average su...Read More
For any parent, the biggest worry when leaving a child with a babysitter is whether they'll be safe and healthy. Here are a few ways you can ensure your little one will be okay in a sitter's hands.
As a parent, you likely worry endlessly about your children. You take concern over every aspect of their lives, and you're especially concerned when they fall ill. After all, when they become sick, you'll be the one nursing them back to good health. Eventually, though, they'll grow up and be responsible for taking good care of themselves. And with our guide below, you can help them know exactly...Read More
Everyone suffers leg pain from time to time. In most cases, leg pain is caused by a relatively harmless concern such as minor injury or cramps. Minor leg pain usually disappears on its own with no need for medical intervention. However, if your leg pain persists for several days or weeks, is particularly severe or comes with other symptoms, you may need to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment....Read More
If you're experiencing diarrhoea that isn't showing any signs of stopping, you might start to worry. You may wonder about how it will affect others in your household or wonder if you are likely to become dehydrated. Although you do not need to see a GP for every bout of diarrhoea, sometimes the nature of the situation makes doing so necessary. By learning more about some common red flag symptom...Read More
Most cases of the flu can be safely treated at home with rest and plenty of hot drinks, but sometimes you or your loved one should see a doctor. Here are several situations in which you should not hesitate to call a doctor. If your case of the flu falls into any of these categories, contact a doctor right away.
Fevers during the night are not uncommon for children, but they can be a big worry for parents. It's easy to get stressed if your child falls ill when the doctor’s office is closed, but rest assured that dealing with your child's fever is as easy as ABCD when you know the steps. Take a look at our simple, memorable guide for help.
If you're a first-time parent, you don't have much—or any—experience looking after a young child. You may be anxious about how you'll cope if your baby suddenly gets ill and your GP's surgery is closed. You know that you can take your baby to the hospital if they get seriously ill, but you may doubt your ability to manage more minor problems. You may also be concerned that you won't know...Read More
Feeling unwell in the after-hours and your regular GP is closed but the condition does not warrant an Emergency Department visit? Emergency alternatives are available which include the use of an after-hours home visiting Doctor Service such as Hello Home Doctor Service. Our Doctors care for you on behalf of your usual GP by providing home visits in the after-hours. We provide care when you c...Read More
It is vital to discuss with Home Doctor when consulting. How to protect yourself and identify ways to avoid the cold and flu. The common cold and flu are both respiratory illnesses. The symptoms include runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, coughing, body aches and pains. Whilst Flu symptoms are more severe and come on quickly. Here are some handy tips to protect yourself from the flu ...Read More