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 are watching the situation in Victoria, ACT, and NSW closely.

We continue to observe social distancing and limit the number of patients in our waiting room.

If you have travelled from Victoria, New South Wales or the ACT, you are required to have a COVID-19 test on arrival and again at day 12 of your quarantine. If you would like help arranging this, please schedule a telehealth consult with a GP.

If you have symptoms of the flu, a cold, or loss of sense of smell or taste, please book a telephone consult with a GP first so that an appropriate safe review can be arranged.

For patients with other conditions who would prefer a telephone or video consult, these appointments will continue to be available for eligible patients (please see below).

The Government has now restricted COVID-19 Medicare GP telehealth items 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.