As your child is older, you’ve probably dealt with a few injuries and bouts of sickness by now.
Nevertheless it is still important to have a plan in place to help you make quick decisions should an unexpected medical situation come up.
Make sure both you and your family’s Medicare cards are kept in a safe, central place for easy access if you have to leave home in a hurry. You should aim to keep any other supporting documentation, such as your child’s medical health booklet, information on pre-existing medical conditions or medical history close by or in the same location for ease of access.
Know the locations of your nearest GP and emergency room. If you regular GP does not offer after-hours care, do your research. Find out if there is a 24-hour medical centre or after hours’ home visiting service near you.
Do a drive-by of your nearest after-hours GP or hospital. Knowing where you’re headed is the key to getting there quicker.
Have someone in mind to look after your other kids, should they be at an age where they need care.