Important – Please read
From Dr Jai Kumar, Dr Ben McGrath and team
The current COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) outbreak is escalating around the world. The numbers of potentially infected people have increased, and Australia has one of the lowest rates currently. The evidence, however, suggests that this is NOT just a regular flu, but something that can potentially flood our hospitals with patients requiring ventilatory support. There are numerous examples now in highly developed countries such as Italy and France where there is a real risk for health and life.
Dr Kumar and Dr McGrath have examined all evidence and decided to instigate protocols to keep past, current and new patients, staff and families safe during this time.
WHAT IS OUR RESPONSE
At this time Dr Kumar and Dr McGrath have decided to limit patient traffic through the rooms in The Junction. Our current protocol is only having patients attend for their immediate post operative check at the 2-4 week mark post operatively. We have staggered appointment slots to reduce the number of patients concurrently in the rooms.
For all other appointments (new patients, review patients), Dr Kumar or Dr McGrath will call you close to your allotted time slot via a phone/computer link, Facetime or WhatsApp to discuss your condition and provide further care. You will NOT need to attend the clinic unless instructed to do so by the Doctors or staff.
Our aim is to keep our patients, their families, staff and ourselves safe during this pandemic. There is no cause for panic, but a measured, and sensible response to decrease the risks to all patients is required.
Please revisit this page as we will update this page as the situation evolves around us.
We thank you for your understanding.