After hours

We're there for your patients when you can't be.

GP after-hours service

We recognise the important relationship that exists between GP and patient. To preserve this, we answer calls in your practice’s name and triage protocols are customised to your requirements. Your practice can divert your phones to us any time you need us: evenings, weekends, public holidays, during staff meetings or in times of unexpected disruption, such as earthquakes, floods or power outages. Our nurses are extensively trained and monitored and our service meets Cornerstone accreditation.

We provide safe after-hour nurse teletriage, allowing GPs to effectively and easily meet their after-hours service provision obligations. And we've been doing that successfully since 1996, first as Homecare Medical and now as Whakarongorau Aotearoa. Whakarongorau Aotearoa is staffed by registered health professionals and an administrative support team.

Mental health after-hours service

We'll be a virtual extension of your DHB clinical team.

We use our existing Registered Mental Health Nurses team that services multiple lines 24/7. We know mental health is in demand, this allows for improved access to capacity to respond to the hours and needs of this service.

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Advantages of using Whakarongorau:

Services are customised to your practice’s requirements
Clinical decision-making is supported by a state-of-the-art, clinical decision support system that mirrors a natural consultation
Triage is patient-centred and advice and care given in a way that naturally strengthens clinicians’ usual consultation and decision-making processes
Coordinated care with other providers and emergency services
Our services meet Cornerstone Accreditation and after-hours obligations
Individual practices receive monthly tailored reporting
Specific individual patient instructions can be carried out
Help is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Our services are subscription-based and purchased by DHBs, PHOs or individual general practices.