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Covid-19 update from Dr Chu
18 MAY 2021

Covid-19 vaccine available at Wolli Medical

Changes and our practice response to the impact of Covid-19

 

It has been more than one year, since we first made changes in our practice due to Covid 19.  However, we know Covid 19 is still running rampant overseas, and continues have traces of infection detected in our sewage system intermittently, even in NSW. We therefore need to stay vigilant with our protocols and precautions. Especially since we see a higher than average proportion of children vaccinations, women for antenatal shared care (pregnancy) and elderly patients.
 

Therefore, we are still operating strictly by appointments only and our front doors are still locked to only be open for patients with booked appointments.
 

We have resumed online bookings for certain types of appointments via HOTDOC. Please answer the online triage questions truthfully and follow any instructions given.
 

In line with the NSW Health guidelines, even with the mildest symptoms, we need you to obtain a Covid-19 test. Where clinically possible, we will offer our existing patients the telehealth option.
 

Mask wearing is still a condition of entry. So please bring you own mask or you will need to purchase one from our reception.

Everything you need to know, from where to get testing, latest Covid 19 case locations and alert, to Covid 19 Vaccine information, please go to NSW Health or call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 (24-hour help line).
 

We are running Covid-19 Vaccination clinics for existing patients every Wednesday afternoon.  If you are eligible, please call our reception to make a booking. You could check your eligibility on Covid-19 Vaccine eligibility.

For our patients we need you to -

If you have Covid -19 Symptoms


  • Get tested, even if your symptoms are mild. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of taste or smell. Other reported symptoms include fatigue, blocked nose (congestion), muscle pain, joint pain, headache, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, unexplained chest pain and conjunctivitis. It is important to maintain high testing rates to identify as many cases in the community as quickly as possible.
  • To get tested,visit one of the COVID-19 clinics or call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 (24-hour help line).




Comply with social distancing rules


  • Stay 1.5 metres away from other people whenever possible.
  • Only the patient with booked appointments are allowed in our waiting room. If the patient is a child or someone who needs assistance, only 1 carer/parent can come along.
  • Please be on time or 5 mins prior to your appointment if you have paper work to fill, but not too early (no more than 5 mins) and definitely don’t be late, to minimise the number of people in our waiting room.
  • We will ask you to wait outside if you have respiratory symptoms and please bring along your own mask to help conserve stock in our practice.
  • Keeping to the booked duration of your appointment is vital, so our doctors will try to keep to time and we apologise in advance that our doctor might have less time for social catch up during appointment time.




Infection control requirements


  • Use hand sanitiser provided at our reception on entry to our practice and when exiting after your appointment. Wash hands in our bathroom if they are visibly soiled.
  • Cough in a tissue and dispose them in our bins or cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue and put the used tissues straight into the bin.
  • You must not attend any vaccination appointments if you or your child has any respiratory symptoms or have returned from overseas in the past 14 days or have been told to self-isolate.
  • Stay at home if you are sick, and ring up for medical help and advice​.





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Mental well-being

If you need to talk to someone, we are also here to lend an ear.

We understand this is an extremely stressful time for all of us, some of you might be facing even greater economic impact of Covid-19. It’s normal to feel distressed as we face so many uncertainties ahead. Head to Health Australia has some useful mental health resources you can look up and as usual, you can also contact Beyond Blue or Lifeline.

If you need to talk to someone, we are also here to lend an ear.

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