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Both COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Eligible Patients


May 26, 2021 COVID-19


Phase 1a consists of frontline health care and quarantine workers, and residents in care facilities. This includes:
    1. Priority frontline health care workers, and staff who work in:
      • Direct clinical care to COVID-19 positive individuals
      • COVID-19/Infectious Disease Wards
      • Emergency Departments
      • Intensive Care Units
      • Queensland Ambulance Service frontline responders
      • Fever and Respiratory Clinics
      • Public and private (international) aeromedical retrieval teams
      • Pathology staff, medical researchers and scientists working with SARS-CoV-2
    2. Priority quarantine and border workers:
      • Staff who work in quarantine facilities including workers who deliver health services, personal services, security services, all front and back of house, hotel and cleaning services, and passenger transport services
      • Staff who work in air and sea border security including relevant Australian Federal
      • Police and Queensland Police Service staff
      • Queensland residents working in international air crew
      • Marine pilots
    3. Aged care and disability care workers (vaccination rollout managed by the Australian Government Health department)
    4. Aged care and disability care residents (vaccination rollout managed by the Australian Government Health department)

Phase 1b will include adults with higher risks such as:
    1. Elderly adults aged 70 years and over
    2. All health care workers such as:
      • All workers in health facilities who have contact with the public. As a guide, this includes:
        • Clinical staff including assistants
        • Interpreters
        • Volunteers
        • Laboratory staff
        • Ancillary staff such as administrative staff, IT support, kitchen staff, cleaners, maintenance, hospital retailers, security
        • Contractors, locum and agency staff
        • Health professional students on placement.
      • Queensland Health Healthcare workers including students and support staff who have contact with the public in all other settings.
      • Healthcare workers in private practice
      • Any other healthcare worker not employed by Queensland Health
    3. Disability and aged care workers including:
      • Essential carers (paid and unpaid) including carers who are also family members of someone with a disability or an elderly person
      • Individuals not already vaccinated who have contact with clients in any care setting (e.g. residential facility, in-home, short-term out-of-home, respite, community care, centre-based care and leisure settings)
      • Individuals who are volunteers and provide support to a person with a disability or elderly person in any care setting
    4. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults over 50
    5. Younger adults with a specific underlying medical condition, including those with a disability
      • Who have a moderate risk of severe illness from COVID-19 if you have:
        • Adult survivors of childhood cancers
        • A non-haematological cancer (diagnosed in the last 12 months)
        • Some chronic inflammatory conditions and treatments or other primary or acquired immunodeficiency
        • Severe mental health conditions
        • Chronic renal (kidney) failure
        • Heart disease (coronary heart disease or failure)
        • Chronic lung disease (excludes mild or moderate asthma)
        • Diabetes
        • Severe obesity with a BMI >= 40 (kg/m2)
        • Chronic liver disease
        • Some neurological conditions (stroke, dementia, other)
        • Poorly controlled blood pressure
        • Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.
      • Who have a high risk of severe illness from COVID 19 if you:
        • Have had an organ transplant and are on immune suppressive therapy
        • Have had a bone marrow transplant in the last 24 months, have haematological diseases or cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma
        • Are on immune suppressive therapy for graft versus host disease.
    6. Critical and high-risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services, meat processing and other industry groups
      • Emergency service personnel (paid and unpaid) who have contact with the public. Workers include:
        • Police
        • Fire
        • Emergency services
        • Surf life savers
        • Marine rescue
        • Queensland Corrective Services including Youth Detention Centres.
      • Licensed meat processing workers:
        • Abattoir workers, including attending veterinarians
        • Workers in boning rooms
        • Smallgoods manufacturers
        • Cold chain transport workforce
        • Seafood processing
      • Workers at international airports
      • Maritime industry workers
      • Workers involved in manufacture and distribution/delivery of COVID-19 vaccines
      • Active Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and Australian Government officials about to be deployed or currently deployed overseas on official government business
    7. Household contacts of quarantine workers, border workers and healthcare workers who are at a higher risk of having contact with COVID-positive patients

Phase 2a will include adults with higher risks such as:
    • Adults with moderate risks:
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 18-49
      • Adults aged 50-69 years

We are OPEN for COVID-19 Vaccinations Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM
To check your eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker.
Please book appointments for your 1st and 2nd doses of the vaccine by clicking HERE or through the HotDoc app. Alternatively, please call us on 5322 4900.
Please ensure you are selecting the right booking columns when booking online.

You can use the COVID-19 vaccine side effects symptom checker if you have concerns about any symptoms after your vaccine. The checker is also available through the National Coronavirus Helpline, 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day.


January 8, 2021 COVID-19

Due to the most recent positive case of COVID-19 in Queensland, Greater Brisbane will enter a three-day lockdown from 6pm tonight Friday 8th January until 6pm Monday 11th January.

The areas include Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands. This lockdown is also extended to anyone who has visited the Greater Brisbane area since January 2nd.

Health Hub Doctors Morayfield will remain OPEN as normal.

All patients are required to wear a mask when entering the GP side of our clinic. If you do not have a mask, we will give you one on arrival.

If you are attending any other tenancy within the building, you will also be required to wear a mask.

Please note, your doctor's appointment IS seen as essential.

For more information, visit Queensland Health website

National Coronavirus Hotline: 1800 020 080


Our dedicated respiratory clinic is OPEN from 8am-8pm, 7 days. All consultations are free but bookings are essential.



May 13, 2020 COVID-19

Is it safe to visit our clinic?

Your health and safety is our main priority. We understand that patients may feel hesitant to visit the clinic for their general health care needs however, rest assured we are taking all precautions to ensure the safety of all patients.

If you present to our clinic with any respiratory symptoms or fever, you may require treatment for your condition as well as require COVID-19 testing in our dedicated respiratory clinic. You will not be able to enter the building via the main entrance but will be directed to our respiratory clinic.

Our dedicated respiratory clinic is located in a separate part of the building to our normal GP clinic which means that general patients have no contact with respiratory patients.

If you visit our clinic and have no respiratory symptoms or fever, have not travelled overseas and have not been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, you will be allowed to enter our building as normal. It's really important to keep up-to-date with your regular health care during this time - whether face-to-face or via telehealth.

 

What are the symptoms of a respiratory illness?

Symptoms of respiratory illnesses include fever, sore throat, coughing, shortness of breath and runny nose. If you present to our clinic with any of these symptoms, you will be directed to be seen in our dedicated respiratory clinic.

 

What will I be asked at the door?

When you present to the front of our building you will:

  • Be greeted by a friendly staff member
  • Be asked questions about the presence of respiratory symptoms (including sore throat, runny nose, cough, cold, fever, shortness of breath), recent overseas travel, contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case
  • Have your temperature checked

You will then be either directed to our dedicated respiratory clinic or enter the clinic as normal.

 

What happens if I do not disclose truthful information in regards to respiratory illness?

If you provide false information to a staff member or health professional in this facility, you may face criminal or civil prosecution. This includes information about the presence of respiratory symptoms and contact with COVID-19.

 

How do I know if I require COVID-19 testing?

If you present with any respiratory symptoms, recent overseas travel or contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case you will be directed to our dedicated respiratory clinic. The doctor will then decide if you require COVID-19 testing.

 

How will I receive my COVID-19 results?

Once you have been tested for COVID-19, you will receive your results within 24-48 hours via a phone call or text message. If you do not receive a phone call or text message after this time, please call us on 5322 4900.

Please note, we have a high volume of COVID-19 results and we are trying our very best to give these results back within the given time. We appreciate your patience.

 

Can I still attend your clinic if I have been cleared for COVID-19 and still have respiratory symptoms?

If you have been cleared for COVID-19 and still have ANY respiratory symptoms, you will not be allowed to enter the normal GP practice. If you need to be seen, you will be directed to our respiratory clinic. Otherwise, please stay home until symptoms clear.

 

Why do I need to be seen in the respiratory clinic if I've already been cleared for COVID-19?

Although you may have been cleared for COVID-19, your respiratory symptoms could be a sign of another respiratory illness. To protect our staff and patients, you will be directed to our respiratory clinic to avoid contact with patients entering our normal GP clinic.

 

Why do we separate respiratory illness from the rest of the clinic?

We understand that patients may feel hesitant to visit the clinic for their general health care needs however, rest assured we are taking all precautions to ensure the safety of all patients.

Our respiratory clinic is run separately to our normal GP clinic so that patients visiting our normal GP clinic have no interaction with these respiratory patients. All patients are screened as they enter the building to check that they have no respiratory illnesses, have not travelled overseas recently or have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

 

Why is everyone wearing masks in the respiratory clinic?

When directed to the respiratory clinic, you will be asked to put on a mask. All patients are wearing masks to avoid the splatter and spread of coughs/colds in the clinic and to make patients aware to not touch their face.

All staff in our respiratory clinic are in full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including masks, gowns, goggles and gloves.

 

What cleaning protocols have we increased during this COVID-19 pandemic?

Patient health and safety is our highest priority. We have increased our cleaning protocols including regular cleaning of door handles, rooms, equipment, chairs, screens and all surfaces. We are also supplying hand sanitiser in all waiting rooms and in the clinic, and are promoting proper hand hygiene.

 

How can I protect myself and others?

  • Practise social distancing - we have adequate signage to promote social distancing measures. Please keep a 1.5m distance between yourself and others. If you are from the same household, you may sit together.
  • Practise proper hand hygiene
  • Only bring essential people with you to each consult

 

Is there an alternative to be seen by a doctor, without coming to your clinic?

Yes, we are offering bulk-billed telehealth consultations to all patients (excluding new patients). Please call us on 5322 4902 to book a telehealth consultation or book an appointment online via www.healthhubdoctorsmorayfield.com.au/book-online 

 



March 16, 2020 COVID-19

Your health is our priority

Please be advised that our practice and staff are taking every precaution possible in response to the evolving international health concern surrounding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).


If you have an upper respiratory tract infection, fever or any of the symptoms listed below

sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose etc.

OR

Have travelled overseas, been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or require COVID-19 diagnosis

You will be seen in our respiratory clinic

IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE SYMPTOMS LISTED ABOVE YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BUILDING VIA THE MAIN ENTRANCE 

Or call the Respiratory Clinic on 5322 4901

Please note, we will only be treating respiratory illnesses in our respiratory clinic.

If your consult is regarding another concern and you have the above symptoms, you will be required to return home and re-book when you are well.

For urgent concerns, please discuss with our reception.

In our respiratory clinic, we want to ensure that you and our staff are fully protected. Please do not be alarmed that our staff will be wearing full personal protective equipment and you will be asked to wear a mask.

If you are intending to visit tenancies other than the General Practice and have respiratory symptoms, please call the number of the individual tenancy listed below.

X-Ray & Imaging: 5293 2525

USC Clinical Trials: 0423 735 723

ihear: 5428 1600

TerryWhite Chemmart: 5357 8766

QML Pathology: 0481 909 943

Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277

Open Minds: 1300 69 6463

Blue Care: 5432 6900

1300SMILES: 5407 0154

Lives Lived Well: 1300 727 957

Carers QLD: 0419 834 004

Brain Treatment Centre: 1300 428 228

Peach Tree: 5322 4900

Philips Sleepeasy: 5322 4900

atWork Australia: 5322 4900

MyIVF: 5322 4900

Vision Australia: 5322 4900

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