Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our aim is to keep you updated with the latest advice and information regarding COVID-19 and what you will need to know about visiting our practice.

Please check in regularly to keep up to date with new information.

Patients and visitors attending the Launceston women’s Health Clinic will have their temperature taken upon entering the building.

Please don’t be alarmed.

According to the Chief Medical Officer of Australia, a great majority of people with COVID-19 infection (>80%) have mild disease, not requiring any specific health intervention.

The greatest concern remains the relatively small number of cases with severe pulmonary disease, some with a fatal outcome.

What we know

  • We are now seeing community transmission of Coronavirus within Australia.
  • People will be infective before they are diagnosed.
  • The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus is not the same as the number of active cases.
  • This mild disease contributes to the high transmissibility of the virus, as many people with infection will continue working and interacting with the community because their symptoms are so mild.

Why

  • We have a responsibility as a medical practice to help “slow the spread” of the virus in order to assist our hospitals in being able to treat sick patients with limited resources.
  • A significant number of our patients are considered to be high risk if exposed to the virus
  • As the traditional flu season approaches, we are conscious of protecting our doctors, nurses and administrative team to ensure we can remain open and continue to provide quality healthcare.
  • We hope for understanding and patience during this process.

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