Celebrating World Hepatitis Day
On the 28th July, Hepatitis WA dropped into the practice to celebrate and promote World Hepatitis Day and their awareness campaign of ‘Strong Liver Strong You’ with the practice.
Visit Hep WA’s website for more information on Hepatitis; who is at risk, what are the symptoms and how treatment can be offered. https://www.hepatitiswa.com.au/
Scheduled Appointments & COVID-19
Whilst we have been very fortunate in WA and Perth with low numbers of people affected by COVID-19 virus, we should still demonstrate personal responsibility and maintain our attention to hygiene, infection control and have awareness for the social distancing rules.
View Street Medical would like to remind patient that we are still being vigilant in how we interact with any symptoms associated with respiratory or flu-like illnesses. This includes coughs, colds, shortness of breath, sore throat or any signs fever or recent fever.
To ensure we are providing the best services to patients within our capability, we have established sessions dedicated to addressing the above symptoms.
If you are displaying any respiratory symptoms or are currently in self-isolation (due to recent travel or know close contact of a positive case) please advise the reception staff when requesting an appointment. You will be offered an telephone appointment in the first instance.
On arrival to the practice, please call reception to advise you have arrived and remain waiting in your car. Do not come into the wait room.
The reception team will advise when the doctor is ready to see you, you will be provided a mask and some hand sanitiser before entering the practice.
Your appointment will be held at 14 Views St. (just around the corner from the main practice, at the Clinipath rooms)
If you are referred for a COVID-19 test, you will be advised to self-isolate until your results have returned. The practice will advise you of both positive and negative results once received.
If you have received a negative COVID-19 test result, it is still advisable to remain home until your symptoms have resolved.
Minister Launches #SeeYourGP Campaign at View Street Medical
On Friday the 1st May the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) launched their new campaign #SeeYourGP at View Street Medical. The WA Minister for Health The Hon Roger Cook and the Chair of WAPHA, Dr Richard Choong, along with invited guests, spoke to the media at the front of the practice, about the #SeeYourGP campaign which is focused on reminding patients to attend medical appointments in person, when appropriate, for their ongoing healthcare. In light of the COVID-19 restrictions, there has been concern that people may be neglecting their medical care. View Street Medical has been facilitating both Telehealth and in-person appointments throughout these extraordinary times, during the COVID 19 pandemic. The practice has made many adjustments in our operations and physical features of the practice to ensure we can operate with the highest standards of safety as we care for our patients.