After hours care will ensure all have access

The idea of having after hours services as a major national program is a good one – the ideal of all people having access to a similar level of service in the difficult after hours period, when not all providers are easily available, resonates in the community. Organising a region-wide service fits well with the concept of an ML and its capacity for managing a regional system of care.

The government has increased existing funding in every region for this after hours system, which should mean improved services in every region of