COVID SAFE PLAN.- Covid safety is a communal responsibility.
This practice will not be accepting the Govt financial incentive to bring Covid positive patients into our waiting rooms and put all our other vulnerable patients , Drs and staff and their families at risk. This would be a betrayal of their trust in us to provide a safe place to visit us and to work in. To create a safe place to visit and work, we have introduced special hospital grade Hepa filters in every room that remove 99.97% of all viruses , bacteria, chemicals and have air exchange turnover equal to hospital standard air conditioning. In addition the body corporate of the building does not allow Covid positive patients coming on site.
General practice has to be protected as the frontline for healthcare of the general population and the Covid respiratory centres have been set up to manage all cold and flu symptoms in all age groups to keep general practice available for general healthcare. They are paid very handsomely to do this for the general population , more than triple the Medicare rebate payment Gps get and have all the safety gear supplied to them by Govt. A Covid positive patient on site can shut down the building for 2 weeks and we cannot look after the vast majority of our patients who need medical care in that time.
AS EMPLOYERS WE NEED A SAFE WORKPLACE AND WAITING AREA SO MASKS MUST BE WORN – IF YOU CANNOT WEAR A MASK YOU MUST BOOK A PHONE APPT FIRST. YOU MUST NOT SIT UNMASKED OR WALK THROUGH OUR WAITING ROOMS
PLEASE RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS TO BE SAFE. Those who come in without telephone triage by the Drs ,or are not truthful in their answers, will not be examined or prescribed for and cannot be seen again with us as they pose a risk to others who trust us with their safe care.