To our Valued Gynaecology and Fertility Patients,
The Coronavirus pandemic is evolving dramatically every day. We at Adelaide Obstetrics and Fertility are constantly monitoring advice and recommendations from the Department of Health and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. We may consider adopting additional precautions if it is our view that the authorities are not responding quickly enough to protect the best interests of our patients.
As your Gynaecologists, we at Adelaide Obstetrics have resolved to adopt the following measures to reduce the risk of Coronavirus transmission. We appreciate your assistance, as we are doing our best to minimise disruption to your care.
Adelaide Obstetrics and Fertility will focus on “social distancing” during this extra-ordinary time. Our aim will be to minimise congestion and crowding in the practice.
We will minimise “non-urgent” gynaecological and fertility appointments for the time being. Our doctors plan to conduct phone consultations if that is your preference, so that there is minimal interruption to your care. Our staff will be in touch shortly to discuss the best option for you.
Please do not attend Adelaide Obstetrics and Fertility if you are under travel or mandatory quarantine, if you are unwell, or have a fever, cough, or runny nose. We ask that you check your temperature before attending the practice. If your temperature is greater than 37.4 degrees do not attend the practice. Please ring our practice so appropriate arrangements can be made for you.
For those attending an appointment, we ask that you check in at reception and return to your car to aid in ‘social distancing’. Our reception staff will notify you by phone when your doctor is ready to see you. We will endeavour to keep waiting times to a minimum.
We would like to reassure you that all planned surgical gynaecological services will continue at Ashford Hospital unless the situation changes.
Adelaide Obstetrics and Fertility are reviewing our policies on an ongoing basis. We believe these measures will maximise your safety and wellbeing and will hopefully reduce the risk of interruption to your care. We apologise for any inconvenience these measures may cause to you and your family.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or concerns.