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Important Covid-19 Update

Managing Director of Qualitas Healthcare Australia, Prashant Menon today announced – “All Qualitas Health General Practice sites are open, supporting the health of the community in the face of this growing pandemic.

Mr. Menon states, “The health of our patients and our staff is our utmost priority. Our experienced team of General Practitioners, Nurses, and Clinical Support Staff are working tirelessly across our 31 sites to meet the increasing demands brought about by Coronavirus.

“We will continue to operate our sites to a high standard, increasing hygiene measures in accordance with the Department of Health guidelines. We are taking strict measures to protect and minimise the risk of an unexpected transmission to a patient whilst in our practice. However, there may be the possibility with stringent controls in place in the interest of safety, patients and referrers may experience increased throughput times and slight delays in results.

“We have introduced Tele-health services and phone consultations at many of our practices to continue providing high-level healthcare to our community. Some practices may provide telephone only consults, others may be able to provide full telehealth services, and others may not be able to provide any assistance via this method at all for the time being. It is recommended that patients contact the practice directly to determine the availability of their GP to do phone consults.

“Now is a time where we all must remain vigilant and stay informed of developments as they evolve. The practice of social distancing and personal hygiene is something we can all do to help protect the health of those around us. All our practices display clear signage at the front windows, indicating that patients who meet the clinical and epidemiological criteria for COVID-19 refrain from entering the practice.”

Patients making an online appointment with us with HotDoc are instructed to call the practice if they have any of the COVID-19 criteria and are unable to make an online booking.

When a patient calls the practice, our staff will ask pertinent screening questions to patients before confirming any booking.

Patients that are either a confirmed case or meet the clinical and epidemiological criteria for COVID-19 and are a suspect case will be redirected to the appropriate public health testing facility from our practice.

We urge all patients to contact their local Qualitas Health general practice with any questions.

 

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Elise Turner (02) 9466 5904

2020 International Year of the Nurse & Midwife!

The World Health Organisation has declared 2020 the Year of the Nurse & Midwife for the invaluable contribution to health care globally!

In each of our 31 Qualitas Health General Practice locations, we have nurses who demonstrate daily in their exceptional care outstanding delivery of our patient-focused values.

We are so proud to have such amazing, skilled and passionate health care professionals within our Qualitas practices.

WHO states the world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.

Source: https://www.who.int/…/year-of-the-nurse-and-the-midwife-2020

Qualitas Health Welcomes North Ryde Family Medical Practice

On the 1st of February 2018, North Ryde Family Medical Practice joined Qualitas Health. The practice has been based in North Ryde since the 1950’s and has been at their current location for forty years. In the near future the practice will be relocating next door to a brand new premises. The new North Ryde Family Medical Practice site will provide the base for future growth of the practice and continued care for the North Ryde locals. We would like to welcome Dr Hunter, Dr Lee and the Team from North Ryde Family Medical Practice into the Qualitas Family.

Qualitas Health Expands in Victoria with National Healthcare Unity (NHU) Group

Qualitas Health would like to formally welcome the 6 sites of National Healthcare Unity (NHU) into the group. Based predominantly in the south east of Melbourne the NHU group will expand the Qualitas Health network of sites in Victoria. Qualitas Health believes the NHU group will complement the existing Victorian sites well, and look forward to working with all of the Doctors and staff of NHU in the future.

Qualitas Health expands offering in Queensland

The Mediprac group of practices joined the Qualitas Health network in December 2015. Mediprac consists of five medical centres in the Logan area of South Brisbane. The addition of these centres strengthens the existing network of sites in Queensland. Qualitas would like to extend a warm welcome to the GPs and staff of Mediprac and look forward to supporting ongoing growth and development in the region.

Qualitas Health introduces Burns Bay Medical Centre

Qualitas Health would like to welcome Burns Bay Medical Centre to the NSW network.

Burns Bay Medical Centre, located at Lane Cove on the lower North Shore of Sydney is a mixed billing practice operating 6 days a week. With a strong focus on family and community health Burns Bay Medical Centre’s ideals are well aligned with that of Qualitas Health. We would like to extend our warm welcome to the GP’s and Staff and look forward to supporting ongoing growth and development of the practice.