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Christmas & New Years Opening Hours


30/11/2021 Services

Health Hub Doctors Morayfield would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas & New Year!

We are OPEN EVERY DAY during the Christmas & New Year period, 8AM - 8PM

Booked Appointments and Walk-Ins Welcome.

Bulk-Billing Available. Face-to-Face, Telehealth & Respiratory Clinic Appointments Available

Book an appointment HERE


Brain Treatment Centre

CLOSING 5:00 PM, Friday, 24th December (Christmas Eve) and REOPENING Tuesday, 4th January 2021


USC Clinical Trials

CLOSED Thursday, 24th December and REOPENING Tuesday, 4th January 2021


B. Braun Avitum – Renal Care Centre

OPEN as usual over the Christmas & New Year period – Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM


TerryWhite Chemmart

OPEN every day during the Christmas & New Year period – 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM


Imaging Morayfield

Monday, 20th December - 8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday, 24th December (Christmas Eve) – 8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday, 25th December (Christmas Day) – CLOSED

Sunday, 26th December (Boxing Day) – CLOSED

Monday, 27th December (Public Holiday) – 10:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday, 28th December (Public Holiday) – 10:00am - 2:00pm

Wednesday, 29th December - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday, 30th December - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday, 31st December - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday, 1st January – 10:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday, 2nd January – 10:00am - 2:00pm

Monday, 3rd January (Public Holiday) – 10:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday, 4th January (Onwards) – 8:00am - 6:00pm


Bluebird

Monday, 27th December (Public Holiday) – CLOSED

Tuesday, 28th December (Public Holiday) – CLOSED

Monday, 3rd January (Public Holiday) – CLOSED

OPEN 6:30 AM  to 6:30 PM all other days


QML Pathology

OPEN regular hours during the Christmas & New Year period, EXCEPT on public holidays.

Saturday, 25th December (Christmas Day) – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Sunday, 26th December (Boxing Day) – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Monday, 27th December (Public Holiday) – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Tuesday, 28th December (Public Holiday) – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Monday, 3rd January (Public Holiday) – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM


1300SMILES

Friday, 24th December (Christmas Eve) – 8:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday, 25th December (Christmas Day) – CLOSED

Sunday, 26th December (Boxing Day) – CLOSED

Monday, 27th December (Public Holiday) – CLOSED

Tuesday, 28th December (Public Holiday) – CLOSED

Wednesday, 29th December - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Thursday, 30th December - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Friday, 31st December - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Monday, 3rd January (Public Holiday) – CLOSED


ihear

CLOSING 12:00 PM, Friday, 24th December and REOPENING Tuesday, 4th January 2021



30/09/2021 Services

Over the last Three Years in addition to General Practice, Health Hub Doctors Morayfield have been providing Urgent Care services as a service to the region.

However, Urgent Care services have operated at a substantial loss because of the inadequate funding provided by the Government to this type of care. Despite extensive discussions with both levels of Government, there is a lack of support from the State & Federal Governments for our Minor Accident & Illness Centre to continue.

Therefore, sadly, it will be closing as of 1st October 2021.

We will no longer be seeing patients requiring urgent care services for non-life-threatening conditions as of this date.

This includes injuries and illnesses such as:

  • Burns,
  • Lacerations/Cuts/Abrasions,
  • Broken bones,
  • Dislocations,
  • Acute severe pain,
  • Major psychiatric disorders,
  • Serious eye and ear injuries, and
  • More major strains and sprains

As well as minor procedures such as:

  • Plastering/casting facilities,
  • Large wound suturing, and
  • Fracture management

Health Hub Doctors Morayfield will revert to a normal General Practice.

All minor accident & illness patients should now go directly to Caboolture or Redcliffe Emergency Departments for treatment.

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) also will no longer be dropping urgent care patients to our clinic. 



Health Hub Doctors Morayfield, Mum and Bub Hub Morayfield, and Morayfield Family Doctors will continue to operate as usual with Opening Hours:

8am - 8pm 7 days a week, 365 days a year



If you are unhappy about this as much as we are, we would suggest that you
 
CLICK HERE to let your local politicians know what you think about this.

Please read our Media Release HERE

 

 



09/12/2020 Services

Health Hub Doctors Morayfield would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas & New Year!

We are OPEN EVERY DAY during the Christmas & New Year period, 8AM - 8PM

Booked Appointments and Walk-Ins Welcome.

Bulk-Billing Available. Face-to-Face, Telehealth & Respiratory Clinic Appointments Available

Book an appointment HERE


X-Ray & Imaging

Thursday, 24th December (Christmas Eve) – 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Friday, 25th December (Christmas Day) – CLOSED

Saturday, 26th December (Boxing Day) – CLOSED

Sunday, 27th December – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Monday, 28th December (Boxing Day Public Holiday) – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Tuesday, 29th December – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wednesday, 30th December – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Thursday, 31st December – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday, 1st January (New Years Day) – CLOSED

Saturday, 2nd January – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sunday, 3rd January – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Monday, 4th January – REGULAR HOURS RESUME


QML Pathology

Friday, 25th December (Christmas Day) – CLOSED

Saturday, 26th December (Boxing Day) – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Sunday, 27th December – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Monday, 28th December (Boxing Day Public Holiday) – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Tuesday, 29th December – REGULAR HOURS RESUME


TerryWhite Chemmart

OPEN every day during the Christmas/New Year period – 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM


Open Minds

CLOSING Wednesday, 23rd December (End of Day) and REOPENING Monday, 4th January 2021


BlueCare

CLOSING Thursday, 24th December (End of Day) and REOPENING Monday, 4th January 2021


ihear

CLOSING 12:00 PM, Thursday, 24th December and REOPENING Monday, 4th January 2021


1300SMILES

Thursday, 24th December (Christmas Eve) – 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Friday, 25th December (Christmas Day) – CLOSED

Saturday, 26th December (Boxing Day) – CLOSED

Monday, 28th December (Boxing Day Public Holiday) – CLOSED

Thursday, 31st December (New Years Eve) – 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Friday, 1st January (New Years Day) – CLOSED


USC Clinical Trials

CLOSING 12:00 PM, Thursday, 24th December and REOPENING Monday, 4th January 2021


Relationships Australia

CLOSING 12:00 PM, Thursday, 24th December and REOPENING Monday, 4th January 2021


Lives Lived Well

CLOSING 12:00 PM, Thursday, 24th December and REOPENING Wednesday, 6th January 2021


Bluebird

Friday, 25th December (Christmas Day) – CLOSED

Monday, 28th December (Boxing Day Public Holiday) – CLOSED

Friday, 1st January (New Years Day) – CLOSED

OPEN 6:30 AM  to 6:30 PM all other days


atWork Australia

CLOSING Thursday, 24th December (End of Day) and REOPENING Monday, 4th January 2021


Philips Sleep Services

CLOSING Thursday, 24th December and REOPENING Monday, 4th January 2021


Brain Treatment Centre

CLOSING 1:00 PM, Thursday, 24th December (Christmas Eve) and REOPENING Monday, 4th January 2021


Peach Tree

CLOSING Friday, 18th December (End of Day) and REOPENING Monday, 11th January 2021



30/06/2020 Services

We encourage everyone to check their height, weight & blood pressure before their appointment. This ensures you can make the most of your full appointment time with your doctor and can learn to understand your health.

Why use our height, weight & blood pressure machines?

  • Spend more time with your doctor
  • Learn to understand your health
  • Fill in time while waiting for your appointment
  • It's fun, It's fast

Our height/weight & blood pressure machines are located outside our individual waiting areas and are simple to use.

How to use our machines:

Height & Weight Machine

  • Please remove shoes and glasses
  • Step onto machine, facing forward
  • Wait and listen to audible instructions
  • Step off machine
  • Collect print-out

Blood Pressure Machine

  • Sit down with feet flat on the ground
  • Place arm into machine
  • Press start button on top of machine
  • Sit & wait whilst refraining from talking
  • Collect print-out
  • In an emergency, if you need to stop suddenly, press the start button again

If you are having difficulty, our reception staff would be more than happy to assist you.

Once you collect your print-out, be sure to take these with you into your appointment.

Have a try of our height/weight & blood pressure machines at your next appointment!



22/05/2020 Services

Our Mum and Bub Hub has moved over to the main GP clinic.

Our face-to-face midwife services are still available. We have moved over to the main GP clinic but our midwives are still providing antenatal and postnatal care.

Antenatal/ Pregnancy Care includes:

The Mum and Bub Hub offer a unique, collaborative, continuity of care model of pregnancy and post birth care for Mother and baby.

Known as the shared care model of antenatal care, this includes both your Doctor and our onsite Midwifery team.

Antenatal / pregnancy care includes:

  • Personalised, collaborative care with G.P. & Midwife
  • Appointments Medicare bulk billed
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Referrals for ultrasounds & blood test all performed within the Hub.
  • Regular routine pregnancy appointments with our midwives.
  • Pregnancy Immunisations; Pertussis, tetanus and Flu vaccine.
  • Guidance and support
  • Preparing for breastfeeding
  • Referral to other health professionals as required
  • Referrals/ collaboration with your birthing hospital, Caboolture hospital, Redcliffe hospital and The Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Postnatal Care includes:

  • 7 day check up for both mother and baby
  • C-section wound care
  • 6 week check up for both mother and baby
  • Contraception discussion
  • Weight checks
  • Feeding support (breast or bottle concerns)
  • Immunisations
  • Referrals to other health professionals as required
  • Referrals to Peach Tree for the mother

Book an appointment with one of our midwives. Call us on 5322 4900



25/11/2019 HealthServices

Health Hub Doctors Morayfield are now providing Q Fever testing and vaccines on Tuesday mornings.

Book your initial consultation with Dr Emma Scott by calling us on 5322 4900.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Q Fever?

Q fever is a severe, acute febrile illness, which is a major problem in Australia and around the world. It is spread from animals to humans and the infection is caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii. Cattle, sheep and goats are the main reservoirs for infection in humans – although bandicoots, kangaroos and dogs also can be infected.

What are the symptoms of Q Fever?

Acute Q fever infection causes a fever and a severe illness with symptoms very similar to influenza infection. Serious cases may be associated with liver, heart, lung problems and meningitis. However, up to 60% of people who get infected with Q fever will have only very mild symptoms and may not even be aware they have had Q-fever. Most people will recover fully within 2 - 6 weeks but 10 - 30% of people may have long term complications such as post Q fever fatigue syndrome which can last for several years after the initial infection.

Who is at risk of Q Fever?

Q fever occurs primarily in workers from the livestock and meat industries and other occupations working closely with animals. However others in the general population may be infected through visits to high-risk areas or through proximity to infected animals or their contaminated products.

How do you test for Q Fever? What is the process of the testing/vaccine?

Testing for suspected Q fever infection is done by a blood test. A blood test and skin test is also needed prior to vaccination in order to make sure it is safe to administer the vaccine. If the vaccine is given to a person who has already had exposure to Q-fever then it can produce a very severe reaction with symptoms similar to acute Q-fever infection.

When you come to the clinic you will have a blood test and a skin test. After 1 week the results will be given and the vaccine administered if it is safe to do so. Your details can be added to the Q-fever register so that employers can see your vaccination status.

How long does the vaccine last? 

The vaccine can only be given once. It gives protection for at least 5 years but once a person has been vaccinated they can never be vaccinated again.

How much does it cost? Any bulk-billing available?

The initial visit for the skin test costs $110 and the follow up appointment costs $70.

The skin test and the blood test are paid for separately and cost approximately $40 (pharmacy fee) and $26 (pathology fee) respectively. If vaccination is recommended then the vaccine costs approximately $140 (pharmacy fee). The cost of Q-fever testing and vaccination is not covered by medicare but if done for the purposes of your employment then these costs may be tax deductible.

Learn more about Q Fever on the Worksafe website



20/11/2019 HealthServices
Book a skin check at
Health Hub Doctors Morayfield below

Skin Cancer Action Week 2019 is 17th-23rd November. This week is a reminder of using sun protection and the importance of early skin cancer detection.

According to the Cancer Council, more thant 2,000 people die from skin cancer in Australia each year. This year, during National Skin Cancer Action Week, we recognise the importance of the five forms of sun protection: Slip on sun-protective clothing , Slop on sunscreen, Slap on a broad-brimmed hat, Seek shade and Slide on sunglasses.

It is also important to have regular skin checks to ensure early skin cancer detection.

Health Hub Doctors Morayfield offer BULK-BILLED skin checks

The skin cancer clinic at Health Hub Doctors offers one spot checks and complete body skin exams

One Spot Checks - Take the worry out of those new growing spots by booking a five-minute appointment for an expert opinion.

Complete Body Skin Exams - Our Doctors will analyse all of your skin and provide a comprehensive review of your skin cancer risks. These examinations can take between 20 and 40 minutes.

 

How often should you have a skin check?

It is important to have a regular skin check every 12 months unless you are a high-risk patient, in which case you should receive more frequent skin checks. High-risk patients include: light coloured skin, history of melanomas or skin cancers, family history of skin cancer, older aged groups, high number of moles, previous sun damage, previous use of tanning beds, or high sun exposure in occupations such as; tree loppers, roofers, landscapers, tradesmen, etc.

For more information on Skin Cancer Action Week, please visit Cancer Council website

Meet the Health Hub Doctors Skin Cancer Clinic Doctors

Dr Matthew Allen

Dr Allen has extensive experience in dermatoscopy to improve skin cancer detection & provide both surgical & non surgical  management of cancers & sun damaged skin.

As a  fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery he has clinical training in the diagnosis & management of skin cancers, cosmetic skin concerns, lasers & minor dermatological surgery. Dr Allen also  holds advanced certification in skin cancer, skin histopathology and a Diploma of Dermoscopy.

His experience includes advanced skin cancer surgery, facial skin procedures, and treatments for varicose veins. His particular interest is the treatment of acne.

He specialises in minimally invasive surgical and nonsurgical procedures for facial rejuvenation and restoration, In particular, thread lifting, fat transfer and laser resurfacing.

As well as utilising cosmetic injectables for line reduction, excessive sweating and migraines, he is also an expert in the advanced use of fillers for volume and contour restoration and correction.

Dr Ahmed Elsedfy

Dr Ahmed Elsedfy is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor by The College of Skin Cancer Australasia. Dr Elsedfy is a GP with over 30 years of experience. He has worked in trauma surgery overseas and has obtained a Diploma in Emergency Medicine from The Australian College of Emergency Medicine. Dr Elsedfy is interested in skin surgery, trauma, and all aspects of General Practice.



03/09/2019 Services

Gastric Sleeve surgery involves removing the lateral two-thirds of the stomach with a stapling device. The procedure is done using keyhole or laparoscopic surgery. The remaining stomach is more like a tube or ‘sleeve’ than a sac. It is estimated that the remaining stomach has about a 100 to 200ml capacity. It works by making you feel “full” sooner, therefore you will eat less.

 

Is it effective?

Most people who have gastric sleeve surgery have been found to achieve long term weight loss, but it is contingent on keeping to a new lifestyle inclusive of movement and diet changes. Studies have shown that after a gastric sleeve resection procedure, patients show improvement in obesity related health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnoea.

What are the risks?

As with all major surgical procedures, gastric sleeve surgery comes with the risk of post-operative complications such as infections, pneumonia and bleeding. As the procedure involves stapling part of the stomach, leakage is always possible. If leakage occurs, it may cause infection and other health problems. The more obese you are prior to surgery, the higher the risk of complications. However, medical statistics indicate low mortality (risk of dying).

How long will recovery take?

Gastric sleeve surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and takes one to two hours.
We anticipate your stay in the hospital for two or three days, then recovery at home for two weeks. Your recovery should be fast and smooth, provided that you follow the dietitian’s instructions. You should avoid any heavy lifting for four weeks to allow the wound to heal. You should be able to return to work after 2-4 weeks, depending on your type of work (standardly two weeks).

You will be on a fluid diet for one week post operatively, then you will slowly progress to pureed foods, soft foods, before returning to solid food at approximately 6 weeks.

Movement and regular exercise will assist in helping you return to work as soon as possible.

To book an appointment with Dr Ian Baxter, please call 5444 8594

For more information on Dr Ian Baxter


04/08/2019 Services
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Stretching promotes normal metabolic activity of the inter-vertebral discs, muscles and ligaments. It should be done in a smooth, controlled manner and should never be painful. If you do experience any pain, please consult your health care professional.

These stretches should be done at least twice each day (first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening before bed). You will also benefit from stretching throughout the day whenever you feel your muscles stiffen. Ten repetitions to each side are suggested for each stretch.

 

1. Spinal Rotations: Sitting upright, slowly twist your spine as far as it will go (look over your shoulder) to both sides.

2. Spinal Extension/Flex: Sitting upright, place hands on knees. Slowly pull head back as pelvis is tilted forward, then bend your head forward as your pelvis tips backwards.

3. Spinal Lateral Bending: Sitting upright, bend fully to one side and then to the other (bring your ear towards your shoulder as far as you can).

Spinal Molding

This exercise enhances spinal curves and prepares you and your spine for a restful sleep, following your evening stretches. Lay on a neck and back roll for 10 minutes before sleeping. Place neck roll under your neck, pressed against your shoulders. Place lower back roll below your rib cage and above your pelvis. You can add a bolster under your knees for added comfort (skip this exercise if you are using the ThoracicPillow®).

 

 

 

To book an appointment with Dr David Shahar, please call 5322 4900

For more information on Dr David Shahar


Our specialist Oncologist Dr Sharon Heng talks about travelling with cancer.

Travel for patients with cancer has become more achievable because of gains in quality of life and overall survival. The risk assessment of these patients is complex, and there is a paucity of data to which clinicians can refer. We present the challenges of traveling with cancer and a review of the literature.

A review using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines was performed. A search using the terms ”cancer,” “advanced cancer,” ”metastases,” “brain edema,” “lymphoedema,” “pneumothorax,” ”pleural effusion,” “pericardial effusion,” pneumonitis,” “hypoxia,” “end-of-life,” and “shunt,” combined with “flying” and “air travel,” was conducted. The PubMed and Cochrane databases were searched for English-language studies up to December 2018. Studies, case reports, or guidelines referring to travel in the context of adult patients with malignancies were included. A total of 745 published articles were identified; 16 studies were included. An inclusive approach to data extraction was used.

There were no specific criteria to deem a patient with cancer fit to travel. Neurologic, respiratory, and cardiac implications, and time from recent surgery or procedure need to be considered There was a lack of high-quality studies to inform decisions, but the British Thoracic Society and Aerospace Medical Association Medical Guidelines included recommendations for fitness to fly for patients with cancer.

In the absence of large prospective studies, individual fitness to travel should be assessed on a case-by-case basis, bearing in mind that maximizing a patient’s ability to safely travel is an important goal for many individuals with cancer.

To read the article in full, please visit https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JGO.19.00029

To book an appointment with Dr Sharon Heng, please call (07) 3859 0690


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