House Call Doctor hits a record 10,000 Facebook followers as the service continues to expand across regional Queensland.
The 100 percent, bulk-billed service now has teams of doctors making house calls across Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Toowoomba and Townsville.
Patients have taken to the House Call Doctor Facebook page writing: “It was an amazing experience. Thank you House Call Doctor, really appreciate your help. (Sangeeta Chaudhary, Rockhampton)
As well as: “I have just used your service tonight and would like to say thank you for your promptness, the Doctor was wonderful with my daughter and I would highly recommend the service”. (Hayley Dennis, Toowoomba)
House Call Doctor Chief Executive Wayne Ormond thanked patients for their support and said the feedback proved there was a real need for an efficient after-hours house call service.
“There are weeks where we’ve had almost 2000 new followers. We like to post stories about medical breakthroughs as well as light hearted posts to give people a reason to smile.”
A staggering 91% of the House Call Doctor fan-base are women with 61% of those aged between 25-44 years.
“A lot of mums rely on House Call Doctor because we can get to them when their regular GP is closed.”
Mr Ormond said the great news is House Call Doctor will soon launch in Mackay, Cairns, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.
“The service is designed to take the load off already busy emergency departments in hospitals by treating patients with non-life threatening conditions in the comfort of their own home.”
House Call Doctor is 100% bulk billed for patients with a Medicare or DVA card. Patients can book an appointment by calling 13 55 66 or book online at www.housecalldoctor.com.au