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The festive season and holiday period entice families, couples and friends to get away from it all and escape to great local holiday destinations.

Unfortunately, if there is a medical emergency or injury, what is your first ‘plan of action’ especially if you are unfamiliar with medical services and location of doctors surgeries and hospitals in the area?

The population of the Frankston-Mornington Peninsula area swells up to 100,000 tourists over the summer period so knowing and understanding your options can help make better choices when accessing medical services.

Introducing the Frankston-Mornington Peninsula Medicare Local which can help find the right place, the right care – anytime.

The Frankston-Mornington Peninsula Medicare Local has set out an easy 24 hour healthcare reference guide to point you in the right direction if you should require medical advice, medical attention or emergency care.

Frankston and Mornington Peninsula doctors surgeries, hospitals and local community centres distribute the guide.

Visit http://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/ or http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/ and http://www.nhsd.com.au/ detailing different services and directions.

The Frankston-Mornington Peninsula Medicare Local also encourages you to record your GP’s opening hours and after hours service for future reference regardless if you are a tourist or part of the local community.

Frankston-Mornington Peninsula Medicare Local
Connecting health to meet local needs.


Words Debra Mar

Written by: RPP FM Helper

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