Please read before your appointment and DO NOT COME if you are unwell, have someone unwell in your household or have been overseas.
We are taking significant precautions to protect our patients from COVID-19:
You will not be allowed to attend the practice for your appointment if:
- You have been overseas in the last 14 days (even if not required to self-isolate by the government regulations)
- You are in any way unwell
- You or someone in your household has a fever, cough or respiratory symptoms
- You have been in close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19
When you do attend your appointment please:
- Bring only essential people with you, avoid visitors accompanying, especially older persons. Midwifery students will no longer be allowed to accompany patients for there appointments or birth.
- Only bring children with you if you do not have alternative child care available and bear in mind that we have removed toys from the waiting room so BYO entertainment
- Contact reception by phone to tell us that you have arrived (8506 0612) and then wait in your car until your doctor is ready for you. If you walk to your appointment or use public transport come on inside, but try to sit 1.5 metres away from other people in the waiting area.
- Although we love seeing your gorgeous babies we will not hold or cuddle them and we will maintain our distance for your safety.
- We will also refrain from shaking hands and any unnecessary physical contact. Necessary physical contact involves physical examinations.
- ALL face to face appointments will be kept to a maximum of 15 minutes (this is known to reduce transmission risk). Please prioritize your most urgent concerns and consider which can be addressed via email/telehealth or at a later date entirely.
If you are unsure IN ANY WAY if you should attend your appointment, please contact reception team on 8506 0612 and they will advise
We will update people on a daily basis whether their appointments will go ahead as scheduled, be postponed or converted to Telehealth virtual appointments. Please check this website for further updates.
Failure to comply with these guidelines will compromise the health of other women, babies and families and potentially cause your doctors to be under isolation and not be able to provide care for you, or other patients.
We thank you in advance for your understanding.
first published 17 March 2020