Category Archives: Practice News

Accredited General Practice

Gordon 7 Day Medical Centre recently underwent a voluntary accreditation process which involved meeting a set of nationally recognised standards. Accreditation helps you to know that your doctor and the whole practice team is committed to your health care.

What does this mean for you?

– We know who you are, care about your health needs, educates you and respects you.

– Your records are checked and maintained by the appropriate clinical team

We stay informed about current quality health care.

We continuously look for ways to improve.

– We are committed to your health care. 

 

Thursdays Open Until 7pm

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As of the 22nd of June 2017, we will stay open until 7pm on Thursday evenings. Doctor and Physiotherapy appointments will be available in these later slots.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call reception on 8020 8888.

CLOSED – Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

 

We will be closed on Monday the 12th of June for the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday.

We will be open on Saturday the 10th of June and Sunday the 11th of June from 9am -1pm. We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday the  13th of June from 8am – 6pm.

If you require after-hours medical attention of a non-urgent nature, please contact the National Home Doctor Service on 13 SICK or 13 7425.  For urgent matters, please contact 000.

Easter Weekend Hours – Closed

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Please be aware our opening hours for the Easter Weekend will change.

Our normal hours will resume on Tuesday the 18th of April.

If you require non-urgent medical attention outside of these hours please call 000.

For non-urgent appointments, please call the National Home Doctor Service on 13 74 25.

2017 Flu Vaccine Now Available

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To get your 2017 Flu Vaccination, please book in to see your doctor. The vaccine will cost $25*. 

*Excluding patients who are eligible for a Government-Funded flu vaccine. To find out if you are eligible, click here.

Corporate Flu Clinics are also available, for more information please contact reception on 02 8320 8888.

What is the flu?

Influenza (often called the flu) is a common, highly contagious virus that affects your respiratory system. It is not the same as the common cold. Symptoms include fever, a cough, sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, runny nose and watery eyes.

How do you get the flu?

The flu is spread through the air when someone coughs, sneezes or talks. You can also catch the flu from touching a contaminated surface with the virus on it, and then touching your mouth, eyes or nose.

What are the benefits of a flu vaccination?

Vaccination is the most effective way of preventing and stopping the spread of flu. It will protect you and those around you who may be at increased risk of flu related complications, including older people, pregnant women and those with an underlying medical condition or reduced immunity. Vaccination against the flu reduces the more serious outcomes, like hospitalisations.

CLOSED- Australia Day 2017

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We will be closed on Thursday the 26th of January for the Australia Day Public Holiday.

We will resume our normal hours on Friday the 27th of January from 8am – 6pm.

If you require after-hours medical attention of a non-urgent nature, please contact the National Home Doctor Service on 13 SICK or 13 7425.  For urgent matters, please contact 000.

 

Physiotherapy Now Available

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We would like to welcome our two new Physiotherapists to our Team: Andrew Roy and Patrick Kubel.

They consult Monday to Friday and accept Referrals, Private Patients and Work Cover Patients. To book in or for more information, please contact reception on 02 8320 8888.

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Andrew Roy 
Monday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
For more information please see Andrew’s Biography on the Meet our Team Page.

 

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Patrick Kubel
Tuesday 8am – 11am
Wednesday 8am – 6pm
Friday 8am – 6pm
For more information please see Patrick’s Biography on the Meet our Team Page.

Shingles Vaccination

Are you or a loved one between 70-79 years old?

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From the 1st of November 2016, the Shingles vaccine is available free of charge for those in their seventies.  Zostavax has been approved for the National Immunization Program (NIP).

Herpes- zoster (Shingles) is a painful blistering rash caused by reactivation of the varicella virus which causes chickenpox. It can be very painful but is a preventable disease. Vaccinations don’t stop at childhood!

For more information or to book in for an appointment please call 02 8320 8888.

Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinic at Gordon 7 Day Medical Centre

Gordon 7 Day Medical Centre is accredited to provide Yellow Fever Vaccinations.

Book in to see one of our friendly doctors for all your travel medicine requirements. For your convenience, we have Stamaril stock available for purchase at our clinic.

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You may be required to be immunised against Yellow Fever if you are traveling to certain parts of South America including Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Paraguay and Panama.

Visits to central Africa may require a Yellow Fever vaccination including Angola, Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, etc.

The list below are Yellow Fever declared zones (from 1 August 2009, Department of Health Australia)

Angola Guinea-Bissau Argentina – Misiones Province
Benin Kenya Bolivia
Burkina Faso Liberia Brazil
Burundi Mali Colombia
Cameroon Mauritania Ecuador excluding Galapagos Islands
Central African Republic Niger French Guiana
Chad Nigeria Guyana
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Rwanda Panama
Congo, Republic of the Sao Tome and Principe Paraguay
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Senegal Peru
Equatorial Guinea Sierra Leone Suriname
Ethiopia Somalia Trinidad and Tobago
Gabon Sudan Venezuela
Gambia Tanzania
Ghana Togo
Guinea