Staff news

Some lighter news for a change…. We are pleased to report that Dr John has welcomed his baby girl into the world on 2 May. He is now back at work, as of today 25 May, presumably with a renewed empathy for all those parents of newborns! Speaking of people with new perspective on parenting, Dr Shereena has also returned, working on Mondays and Thursdays. She continues her work at Tresilian on some other days. The not so good news for us – our nurse Catherine, who had returned from maternity leave, has now moved to Queensland. We wish her …

Flu vaccine update

Flu vaccine now available – currently we have vaccines for anyone aged 65+, children 6 months to 4 years of age, and anyone else who meets the criteria for a free vaccine from NSW Health (see list below). We do not currently have any private vaccines for sale, but can write a script for you to obtain one from a pharmacy. Remember that if you are keeping yourself safe from coronavirus you should also be protecting yourself from flu. Though there is very little influenza circulating currently, and the season tends to peak in late June, and through July/August. It …

International Nurses Day

A couple of days late for International Nurses Day, but we really need to thank our Practice Nurses – Amy and Ping, for all their hard work. It’s not always apparent to patients, but our nurses really keep the place running in so many ways.

Phone consultations at Erskineville Doctors

In order to keep patients and staff we are asking every patient book a phone consultation with our doctors for any issue. After an initial consultation, your doctor may decide that it’s appropriate to bring you in for review or to manage your health issues over the phone. There are situations where really need to see you in person and we can make arrangements. Fees will apply for phone consultations. Medicare rebates are now available and we are able to bulk-bill patients in a number of categories. The exceptions to a phone consultation are: pregnant women needing a check up, …

Anzac Day

We are closed for the Public Holiday for Anzac Day this Saturday, 25 April. Please go online to book for appointments next week. The COVID clinics are operating over the weekend. You should present yourself for testing if you have fever or any respiratory symptom, even something like a mild sore throat.

Easter Break

We are closed for all of the Easter long weekend, and re-open on Tuesday morning. You can book online appointments for next week via the websiter or the Appointuit app. The after hours number is 137425 for home visits. If you become unwell over the weekend with an urgent problem you should present to an Emergency Department as you otherwise would. They are well set up to screen and manage patients. We are constantly updating our website and will email you with any significant updates. Please check the Latest News and the Coronavirus page We wish all our patients a …

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

The COVID-19 situation is evolving every day, and we continue to work out the best way to care for all our patients.   We aim to avoid the practice being a source of transmission and are using many strategies to do so.  Please read our COVID-19 page for updates  To help keep our staff and patients safe we are asking that every patient  book a phone consultation with our doctors. This allows for an extra level of screening, so that we can be prepared for any patient coming into the practice.  You will need to be ready with your phone in …

COVID-19 screening sites

The following places are screening and testing people who have travelled overseas in the past 14 days OR have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 AND have relevant symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath). You do not need a GP referral to attend one of these clinics, but you should fit the criteria outlined above, wear a mask to attend, and follow the guide for self-isolation before and after attending. If you have severe symptoms, like increasing shortness of breath, you should call you local Emergency Department and present there either by Ambulance 000 …

Keeping everybody safe from infection

There are various respiratory illnesses circulating all the time in our community. This poster is a good reminder about how to protect other people if you feel sick. We have tissues, alcohol handrub and masks just inside our door for you to use when you attend the practice. Phone ahead if you have any concerns.

Xmas opening hours

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We are open are usual hours this week beginning 16 December. Dr Jenny is on leave from 19 December until 6 January Dr Joseph is on leave until 6 January Xmas/New Year opening hours Monday 23 December – 8.00-6.00 (Drs Cara, Annabel, John) Tuesday 24 December 8.00 – 12.30 (Drs Patricia, Nicolette and Wee-Sian) Wednesday 25 December to Sunday 29 December – CLOSED Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 December – 8.00 – 12.00 (Dr Annabel) Wednesday 1 January – CLOSED Thursday 2 January – normal opening hours