After-hours hotline to add video consults

The Department of Health and Ageing says it is “on track” to add video consults to its national after-hours GP helpline from next month.

“This capability will be progressively expanded, starting with residential aged care facilities, then selected consumers and finally universal access for Australians from their home computers,” a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Ageing told Australian Doctor.

“This rollout plan is designed to be learnings based and ensure consumer useability,” she