Melbourne Medical Deputising Service

The Australian Business Awards is delighted to recognise Melbourne Medical Deputising Service as recipients of The Australian Business Award for Service Excellence in its industry classification for 2013.

Melbourne Medical Deputising Service is the Home Visiting Doctor Service. Its primary purpose is to enable GP clients to maintain a healthy work/life balance and ensure patients have access to the best possible medical care 24/7, every day of the year. During the day GPs care for their patients and after hours Home Visiting Doctors attend patients in their own homes when there is a need for urgent, not emergency, medical care and meet the fundamentals of a community that demands quality medical care by doctors who are specialists in the care they provide.

MMDS – HVD undertakes myriad complementary initiatives sharing one common goal which is to ensure patients have access to primary medical care at all hours and to work towards better health outcomes for the community as a whole. To achieve this, MMDS has created a new brand, Home Visiting Doctor ( to increase awareness of the service offered. As well, it continues to work with Ambulance Victoria on a referral service to reduce inappropriate hospital transfers and emergency department presentations. Call numbers have increased significantly from first time users and non-emergency cases are being diverted from emergency departments.

The Australian Business Awards congratulate Melbourne Medical Deputising Service for its success in the category of Service Excellence in 2013.

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  The Australian Business Award for Service Excellence recognises organisations that have achieved outstanding results through initiatives that demonstrate leadership and commitment to service excellence.  


ABA References

> Industry: General Practice Medical Services
> The Australian Business Award for Service Excellence