Health Hints

Hospital Admission

If you are admitted to hospital, the following advice may be helpful:

  • Leave any valuables (rings and other jewellery etc.) at home.
  • Don’t forget basic toiletries (toothbrush, deodorant etc.).

Visiting Hyde and Partners

To make your visit with us as productive as possible, please bear the following in mind:

  • Check your medication supply and book into your doctor a fortnight before you are due to run out.
  • You may not always get an appointment on the same day.
  • Check you have a referral before making specialist appointments. Specialist referrals are only valid for 12 months unless stated otherwise.
  • If you require a referral you will be required to make an appointment with the doctor.
  • To save yourself waiting time at the surgery, please let our reception staff know if you require a longer appointment (standard appointments are 10-15 minutes).
  • Write a list of problems and medications required before visiting your doctor.
  • Don’t forget to bring your Medicare Card and Health Care Card / Pension Card along with you to the appointment.
  • Please try to be on time for your appointment; delays hold up all the patients booked in after you. Let the practice know if you are running late or want to cancel, otherwise a nonattendance fee applies.
  • Medicare cheques have a life of 90 days; please send or bring them into the practice when first received to save confusion.

Your Medical Cabinet

    • Soluble Aspirin Tablets: (For adults) Good for headaches, colds, sore throats and painful bruises.
    • Paracetamol mixture: For relief of fever or pain in young children.
    • Cough linctus or lozenges: For dry or painful coughs — but not coughs caused by common colds.
    • Vapour Rub: Add to hot water for steam inhalations. Also useful for children with stuffy noses or dry coughs, rub on the chest and under the nose.
    • Antiseptic solution: One teaspoon diluted in warm water for cleaning cuts and grazes.
    • Antiseptic Cream: For treating painful or septic spots, sores in the nose and grazes.
    • Rehydration Sachets: For treatment of diarrhoea.
    • Ointment for Bruises and Sprains: If used as soon as possible after the injury, helps prevent stiffness and pain.
    • Dressing Strips and Non-Allergic Tape: For minor cuts.
    • 75mm wide Crepe or Elasticised Tubular Bandage: To keep dressings in place. To support sprained or bruised joints.
    • Cotton Wool: For cleaning cuts and grazes.
    • Thermometer: For fevers. The infrared models used in the ear are especially useful for children, and more reliable.
    • Tweezers/Scissors: For removing splinters.
    • Hot & Cold Packs: Treatment of bruising, relief of joint pains.

UPDATE: There have been PBS changes from 1 June 2020 regarding opioid prescribing. Please book with your regular GP to discuss how these changes will affect you.

Coronavirus Health Alert

As the threat level of COVID-19 is currently low in South Australia, we’re now offering face-to-face appointments. We continue to monitor the situation in other States closely.

We also observe social distancing >1.5m and limit the number of patients in our waiting room.

If you have symptoms of the flu, a cold, or a loss of sense of smell or taste, then a COVID-19 test is necessary. If you require help to arrange this, please book a telephone consult with a GP first, and an appropriate safe review can be arranged.

For patients with other conditions who would prefer a telephone or video consult, these appointments continue to be available.

Please be aware that a private or gap fee may be incurred for telephone or video consults from 1st October 2020.

Medicare GP telehealth items are restricted to circumstances where a patient has an existing relationship with a general practice (i.e. the patient has visited a GP in the practice face-to-face in the last 12 months), other than for children aged under 12 months or patients who are homeless.

Please be assured that our clinic is COVID-19 safe, and we remain prepared to transition back to telephone triage of all consults should COVID-19 threat levels increase.