Temperature checks/ Screening questions
Please call ahead of your appointment if you have travelled to a listed COVID 19 hotspot in the last 14 days or have had contact with a suspected COVID case or have had respiratory symptoms with or without fever. It is recommended you stay at home if you are unwell
To prioritise your safety whilst in our facility your temperature will be checked on arrival and we will ask you some screening questions to assess your risk for coronavirus.
You may be asked to wear and mask and given further advice to best guide your treatment on the day
Please check the latest COVID 19 confirmed cases location list and follow advice as given on NSW Health website
Stop the spread
There is hand sanitiser at various locations around the office.
We ask that everyone use this on entry, if you don't see one please ask one of our staff.
Minimising waiting room time
Our waiting room has limited space. The chairs have been spaced to observe social distancing rules. Please aim to be at least 1.5m away from each other as much as possible.
Please bring only one support person with you to your appointment and ensure they are also well
Your appointment may include waiting time for additional tests as needed. To minimise your waiting time in the office we may ask you to wait outside and SMS you when your appointment time is due
Echo, ECG, Stress Testing, Device Checks, Monitors
We are very aware of minimising your risk whilst underdergoing procedures at our practice. We have streamlined our imaging and stress test protocols to ensure they are efficient as possible. We are no longer able to do spirometry, but our holter monitor, 24hr BP machines and device checks will go ahead as normal
Please note you may be asked to wear a mask if necessary during some procedures
All equipment is thoroughly cleaned after each use with alcohol based wipes/disinfectant sprays
New option for care with your Cardiologist
We are aiming to offer more and more appointments via telephone. This will enable you to discuss your symptoms and progress with a cardiologist in a 15-30min phone call rather than face to face. If you need further testing this can be organised as soon as possible.