COVID-19 Clinic Precautions
Like many people, we are currently concerned about the impending health crisis with COVID-19. In view of these uncertain times, and the need to ensure our staff and patients’ health is maximised, we have decided to adopt changes in line with current medical advice from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).
Our extra precautions in clinic are as follows:
1. If you or anyone within your close contacts are sick or have a fever we ask you call to reschedule your appointment. 2. If you or your close contacts have returned from any overseas country in the last 14 days please contact the rooms to reschedule your appointment. 3. Please try to arrive for your appointment on time, neither late nor early, to minimise time in the waiting room. If your appointment is likely to be delayed we will try to contact you before your appointment time. 4. If you arrive early and wish to wait in the car until we are ready for you, call reception and this will be arranged. 5. On arrival at the rooms - go straight to reception desk and use the hand sanitiser provided. The receptionist will take your temperature using a no-touch thermometer. If your temperature is above 37.7C, you will be asked to leave and return home. 6. We would prefer, where possible, for our patients to attend their appointments alone. We understand this may present some childcare problems. Please contact the rooms to discuss further. 7. We have removed all non-essential items from the waiting rooms and consultation rooms to facilitate regular cleaning of all surfaces. 8. All surfaces in patient contact will be cleaned at regular intervals throughout the day and between patients.