Dr Perkins aims to care for her own patients during labour and delivery whenever possible. However, a back-up arrangement is in place for those situations when it isn’t, eg. performing a fertility or surgical procedure, family commitments or fatigue.
In general, Dr Perkins is on call for her patients Monday to 5pm Friday. Weekend cover and holiday cover is shared with Dr Ray Yoong and Dr Carl Lam. The weekend call is covered from 6pm Friday evening until 7am Monday morning, though a woman’s primary obstetrician will still provide care in this time period whenever feasible.
On occasions your doctor may be called to the Birth Suite at a time when you are scheduled for an appointment. Your consultation may be delayed, or you may be asked to reschedule for later in the day or on a subsequent day. We apologise in advance if this occurs, and ask for your patience and understanding. Be reassured that when you are in labour or require immediate attention, you will be your doctor’s first priority.