Coronavirus update 15 March 2020

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Coronavirus update 15 March 2020

As part of our commitment to reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst our patients, staff and doctors, we at WOGS are carefully monitoring the updates from experts in Australia and internationally.

We will be taking steps in line with their recommendations to help protect our community whilst continuing to provide the highest level of specialist care to our patients.

As from Monday 16th March 2020:
– We ask that the number of people coming to antenatal appointments with you be kept to a minimum.
– We ask that everyone who attends for an appointment is well. If you are unwell, please let us know as soon as possible and we will arrange a phone discussion with a midwife or obstetrician regarding the progress of your pregnancy.
– We will be aiming to use telehealth for patients who are at risk for COVID-19 or who are in quarantine. Details will be available as soon as this is seen as necessary.
– Please use the hand sanitiser provided at the front desk as you enter the practice.

We will be practising good hand hygiene between patients as usual. Our staff will also be regularly wiping down surfaces in the office area. We will be removing non-essential items such as toys, books and magazines from the waiting room.

We will begin to utilise our new space as an extra waiting area. This is located about 50 metres away from our rooms (still on level 2) in Suite B. Our staff members will be available to show you where this is.

We will be discussing whether we or The Royal Women’s Hospital will be delaying elective surgery. Please note, this applies to gynaecology patients only and therefore not to elective Caesarean sections.

The expert advice on how best to respond to coronavirus is constantly evolving. We are monitoring the situation closely and will keep you updated on all further steps that become necessary.

If you have any questions, please contact us on (03) 9348 1110.