Coronavirus (COVID- 19) alert

11 March 2020

 

  • Have you travelled overseas/visited a covid hotspot venue in NSW within 2 weeks or becoming unwell?
  • Have you had contact with someone who had a confirmed case of coronavirus?  
  • Do you have a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or a fever?

 

  • If yes to any of the above questions please do not enter the practice.  Please ring Kogarah railway medical centre on 95879086 for further information.  

 

  • If you are very unwell and are having difficulty breathing please contact before presenting to St George hospital emergency department ph: 9113 1111.

 

To ensure the safety of staff and patients, in line with recommended guildelines, through advice with the local PHN and the RACGP guidelines, our practice will not be assessing/performing physical examination of suspected COVID-19 cases as we currently do not have the recommended appropriate personal protective equipment. We instead ask patients to please contact us so we can direct you to the appropriate clinics or testing venues.

 

Thank you for your cooperation

For additional information:

  • Please call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 for questions regarding prevention and the spread of coronavirus.
  • Please call the healthdirect helpline on 1800 022 222 to speak to a registered nurse who can provide advice when you're not sure what to do — whether you should see a local GP, manage the condition at home, or go to an emergency department, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Some useful links:

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/alerts/Pages/coronavirus-faqs.aspx

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/advice-for-suspected.aspx