OUR SURGERY WILL REMAIN OPEN THROUGH LEVEL FOUR BUT THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY:
IF YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT ALREADY BOOKED FOR THIS WEEK YOU WILL BE PHONED ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, 18 AUGUST.
MOST APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MANAGED THROUGH PHONE CONSULTS FOR THE REST OF THIS WEEK. IF YOUR SYMPTOMS REQUIRE AN URGENT VISIT YOU WILL BE GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS WHEN YOU PHONE ON HOW WE WILL BEST MANAGE YOUR CONSULTATION AT OUR MEDICAL CENTRE
IMPORTANT NOTICE – For the rest of this week until at least Monday, 23 August – prescriptions will be faxed to your nominated pharmacy. Please do not visit the surgery to pick up your script. An account will be sent to you.
SOUTHSIDE HEALTH HAS IMPLEMENTED BEST PRACTICE INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES WITH THE AIM OF PROVIDING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR PATIENTS WHO DO REQUIRE A VISIT TO OUR SURGERY
We are now operating our normal hours between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm. Currently we are not offering late night appointments. You will be seen in the surgery as per normal except for patients who have cold and/or flu symptom. These patients will be seen in a room at the rear of the surgery. When you arrive at the surgery do not enter the waiting room until your appointment time. Please use the hand sanitiser just inside the front door.
FLU VACCINATIONS 2021
Flu Vaccinations are now available and will cost $35
A number of our patients are eligible for a free flu vaccination – please check out the “HEALTH INFO” tab on our website:
After receiving their vaccination, patients are required to wait at the surgery for between 5 minutes (for those who have the flu vaccination before) and 20 minutes (for first-timers)
Patients can only be immunised if they are well and do not have a fever or any other cold symptoms.
Currently we are able to offer COVID-19 swabbing for our enrolled patients with cold or flu symptoms. Please call the surgery for an appointment.
HELP US REDUCE WAITING TIMES FOR OUR PATIENTS
Sometimes our doctors can be interrupted by emergencies and we appreciate that it is not uncommon for our GP’s to occasionally run late.
However, patients who attend with a number of issues to discuss, and have only booked one 15 minute appointment, also contribute significantly to our doctors running late.
An appointment is for 15 minutes time with the GP.
To assist you in making the most of your appointment time it helps to bring a prepared list of what you need to discuss with your doctor. Also be aware that should the GP feel that there is too much to cover within the 15 minutes he/she will ask you to come back for a further appointment. They do this to ensure they have time to thoroughly address your health needs and to avoid delays for subsequent patients. A double appointment is twice the cost of a 15 minute appointment.