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.

Coronavirus Health Alert

From Monday 30th March, our doctors shifted to delivering consults predominantly via telephone or video telehealth. A large proportion of routine medical care can safely be performed over telehealth. These measures are in place for your safety. Fortunately, the levels of COVID-19 within our community are currently low.

To book an appointment online for a telephone consult with a doctor, please click here. In most cases, telephone or video consults during the pandemic will be bulk-billed.

If your problem requires an examination, a safe face-to-face appointment will be scheduled. On arrival at the clinic, you will be asked to call reception to inform them that you have arrived – please continue to wait outside. You will be called and taken directly into the consulting room. While this precaution might appear extreme, it further adds to your safety.

If you have symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath, you may be eligible for testing for COVID-19. Please book a telephone consult with your GP who will discuss and arrange this.

Call 000 if you need urgent medical assistance.

We will also be reaching out to our vulnerable patients and those with chronic diseases to create or update their Chronic Disease Management Plans. Patients over 70 years old, Aboriginal and over 50 years old, and those with chronic disease are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Together, we can optimise your health. Please prioritise finding time to work with us on this.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

 


冠状病毒警

如果你在近期的两周从国外回来或者你有发烧(≥38°C), 嗽,咙疼痛或者呼吸困难,请你尽早跟我们预约和跟我们说你的旅行历史和症状。 

联系’000’  如果你需要紧急医疗救助。
如果你需要更多咨询,请到以下链接或着致电卫生和民政服务部冠状病毒热线 1800 675 398.
www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov