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Temporary Measures for the Lockdown Period.

Please note that there are 2 new temporary measures for all patients attending our surgery:

  1. An initial telehealth appointment is required before any face to face consultation.
  2. All patients are required to wear a mask.

Please read on for further information.

Temporary Measure 1: An initial telehealth appointment (phone-call with your GP) is required before any face to face consultation.

  • An initial telehealth appointment is required with your GP to determine if you need to attend the surgery. Many consultations can be completed entirely via telehealth.
  • You will be advised at the time of your call if there will be an out of pocket expense. The fees for telehealth are the same as our standard consultation fees.
     
  • If you are required to come in for a face to face appointment, the initial telehealth appointment will be bulk billed (no out-of-pocket expense). 
  • Any rebates will be returned to you within 48 hours of payment.

Temporary Measure 2: All patients are required to wear a mask.

  • As of Monday 20th of July, all patients attending our surgery will be required to wear a mask to remain in the waiting room and to enter consultation rooms.
  • Medical masks will be available from the reception desk for a small cost ($2.00). If you require one, please ring the doorbell and wait for reception to bring a face mask to you before entering.
  • Fabric masks, surgical masks and home-made masks are acceptable.
     
  • As always, remember to call reception desk on arrival from your car in the carpark before entering the waiting room. Our reception team will guide you through our check-in procedure.
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CPR Training & Getting Ready for Accreditation

Our clinical and reception team recently underwent our CPR training. And although it doesn’t look like it, all dolls survived!

Our entire team keeps their CPR training up to date, which usually includes a few laughs too.

Southland Medical Centre is currently preparing for Accreditation Certification, part of our commitment to bringing you quality, patient focused healthcare.

Practice accreditation is independent recognition that a practice meets the requirements of governing industry standards. These are set by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

General Practices are recognised for their commitment to safety, quality and continuous improvements with the award of practice accreditation.

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How to Age Successfully – Kingston Festival Talks

Dr Peter Enten presents Ageing Successfully at the Kingston Senior Festival

Dr Peter Enten presented on what we needed to look out for as we age, and what we can do to stay active. Dr. Enten proposed that to prevent the health declines prevalent in our later years we should focus on the following:

  • Stay socially active – Getting out into the community keeps us connected, moving and motivated. Resting too much at home can lead to a decline in our health
  • Get nagging pains checked out – Chronic pain can prevent us from socialising or exercising enough. Get pain checked early by your GP so it can be treated or managed before it gets worse.
  • Eat Well – Avoid processed foods, especially processed meats. Focus on fresh foods, including fresh meats such as fish and chicken. Eat a varied diet of fresh foods.
  • Exercise, especially strength – Our fitness and strength was the main focus for Ageing Successfully. Maintaining good strength prevents us from falling and injuring ourselves. Having fallen once significantly increases our chances of falling again and causing further injury.

It was great to visit the Soul Café again at the Cheltenham Community Centre to speak with people during lunch. As usual, delicious fresh food was served up by the volunteer team in the kitchen.

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Good Health Workshop – 31st of May 2018

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As part of our preventative health philosophy, we are excited to be hosting a Good Health workshop, with topics that include:

  • the benefits of exercise for improving mental health
  • the specific benefits of different types of exercise
  • where to start and how much to do
  • how exercise can help prevent and manage chronic disease
  • practical demonstrations on reading food labels, and
  • the Life! program and how to get involved.

The workshop is scheduled for the Thursday 31st of May, from 2pm to 4pm, with light refreshments afterwards. Please contact our reception team on 9584 9504 or click the link below to register. Call us on 9504 9584 to find our more information.

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