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 …

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.

COVID alerts

The practice for face-to-face consults, but we suggest that where appropriate you book a phone consult where to limit the number of people coming in to the practice. We will continue to ask you screening questions at booking and on arrival at the practice, including about any visits to a COVID hotspot.  If you have any symptoms OR are concerned about a potential COVID exposure, you MUST call the practice first for an initial phone consultation. Please continue to check the  NSW COVID Case alerts – this is updated daily. Regardless of any known exposures – stay home and get …

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

Easter Break

Hope you all have a lovely Easter and enjoy some sunshine wherever you are. We are closed over the 4 days of the long weekend, and then again on Anzac Day. Given this, you will find we are quite booked up if you go to book online. Please call during the week early if you are concerned about an urgent medical problem. As always you can call the locum after hours or attend Emergency at RPAH, Sydney Children’s, Balmain or Canterbury Hospitals. Dr Jenny is back on Tuesday. Dr Annabel and Dr Cara both away next week and then back …

Doctor’s leave- March/April

Dr Patti will be on leave from 4-26 March. Dr Nicolette is covering this period for her. Please book in as you need and we will ensure that any ongoing issues are handed over to Dr Patti on her return. In April, Dr Jenny will be away for the first week of the school holidays (week beginning 15/04/2019) and Dr Annabel will be away the following week. We will be closed for the public holidays in April. Other than that, it’s all hands on deck. Remember you can make appointments online from our website or the Appointuit app. For urgent …

Meningococcal Vaccine Update

The National Immunisation Program schedule for children now includes a Meningococcal vaccine covering the 4 strains ACWY for all children aged 12 months.  If your child is older and therefore has already had the Meningococcal vaccine C , they can still have the ACWY but you will have to purchase this privately. It’s only one vaccine and costs less than $70. High school children will be receiving this vaccine in Year 10. In the past two years it was given to students in Years 10-11. We have been provided with stock of this vaccine for anyone aged 15-19 who missed …

My Health Record

My Health Record is an online summary of some of your health information. Health information stored in your record can include information from you, your healthcare providers, and Medicare. It can be accessed by you through mygov.au, by any GP through their practice software, and hospital staff through their IT systems. From 16 July 2018 the Government has decided to implement the My Health Record as an “opt-out” system, meaning that you will have a My Health Record created for you unless you decide to opt out. You will receive a letter from the Government (to the address associated with …

ABC’s Playschool visits Erskineville Doctors!

Recently Erskineville Doctors was honoured to host  ABC’s Playschool who was filming one of our young patient’s visit to the GP. Dr Shereena Sinnayah and our receptionist Ella both made appearances. We can’t wait to see it next year – watch this space for further info!