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    • JULY 20, 2020
    Public health warning – Batemans Bay Soldiers Club

    Public health warning – Batemans Bay Soldiers Club

    NSW Health is directing patrons and staff who attended the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on Monday 13 July, Wednesday 15 July, Thursday 16 July and Friday 17 July, to immediately be tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of symptoms.

    Everyone must stay in isolation for a full 14 days even if their test is negative. Anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms should also be retested, even if they have had a negative result previously.

    Patrons and staff who attended the Soldiers Club on Tuesday 14 July are being advised to monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop.

    The change in advice is due to the identification of four new cases linked to the club today; one staff member, two cases who dined at the club and one case who is a close contact of the previously reported cases. Four cases who dined at the club had previously been reported, all members of the same family. One of the eight cases is a local resident.

    Follow this link for a full list of COVID-19 testing clinics  

    NSW Health is urging anyone feeing unwell, even with the mildest of symptoms to self-isolate from others and come forward for COVID-19 testing. Symptoms inclu​de fever, cough, sore/ scratchy throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell. 

    Advice to all our patients: We continue to impose stringent infection control measures – if you have a respiratory infection of any description you must contact us before your appointment for instructions about your consultation at our ‘off-site’ respiratory clinic – you must not enter the practice.

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    • JULY 7, 2020
    Flu vaccine – so sorry our private supply is sold out

    Flu vaccine – so sorry our private supply is sold out

    If you are not elligible to receive the free government-funded flu vaccination and were planning to purchase your vaccine from our practice, unfortunately we now have no flu vaccines available for sale. We are unable to establish when more vaccine will be available but will continue to update this news post. Do check with your local pharmacy as they may still have vaccines available to purchase.

    Advice to all our patients: We continue to impose stringent infection control measures – if you have a respiratory infection of any description you must contact us before your appointment for instructions about your consultation at our ‘off-site’ respiratory clinic – you must not enter the practiceWe sincerely appreciate your co-operation during this COVID-19 pandemic. We are doing our utmost to safeguard the health of all in our practice so we can continue to remain open.  Please ensure you observe all requests by our staff and doctors and continue to be open and honest about your health and COVID-19 risk. 

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    • JULY 7, 2020
    ELIGIBLE FOR THE FREE FLU SHOT?   Vaccines are available

    ELIGIBLE FOR THE FREE FLU SHOT? Vaccines are available

    If you are eligible for a free government flu vaccination we have vaccines in stock. There is no need to phone us – our vaccination clinics remain open for ONLINE booking – click on the online booking link at the top of the Home page.

    To check your eligibility for a free flu vaccination select the “read more” link below.

    As we receive our Department of Health vaccines, we are running three concurrent Flu Vaccine Clinics most weekdays to both manage the demand and minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection via social distancing at the clinic.

    Step 1:   You must please check your eligibility to receive a free government flu vaccination

    Step 2:  Please book your flu vaccination online when the clinics open – this helps to manage demand 

    For all essential information including how to book online,  click on the read more link. 

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    • JUNE 17, 2020
    Dr Richard Lloyd – farewell and thanks mate

    Dr Richard Lloyd – farewell and thanks mate

    We all extend our heartfelt thanks and very best wishes to our practice partner Dr Richard Lloyd (pictured top left) – who is retiring from his role as practice partner and full time GP at the end of this month and planning to take some well deserved extended leave.

    It was 29 years ago in 1991 when Richard joined the practice having just completed a year of anaesthetic training in the UK. In tune with the long-held tradition of our practice partners and GPs, Richard also spent the next 24 years in various roles at the Moruya Hospital including GP Visiting Medical Officer (VMO), GP Anaesthetist and GP Obstetrician.

    Dr Lloyd is greatly respected and much loved by his patients and all in our practice and while it’s hard to say goodbye, we extend our sincere thanks and warmest wishes to him and his family.

    Our former practice partner Dr Tim Shepherd has penned this touching memoir and tribute to Dr Lloyd’s wonderful contribution to our community.

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