CHANGES AT THE COVE MEDICAL GROUP AND ST JOHN OF GOD HOSPITAL
As you know, there has been gradual relaxing of restrictions with regard to Coronavirus over the last few weeks. Both the Cove Medical Group and St John of God Hospital have been closely following the guidelines set out by the Health Department and will continue to respond appropriately to any changes.
It is recommended that the timing and frequency of antenatal visits return to normal. It is optimal if face to face consultations occur but there is still some scope for Telehealth consultations to be arranged under certain circumstances. Please contact my rooms if you wish to discuss this further.
Social distancing is here to stay for some time so the rooms will remain set up with this in mind. We ask that you try to avoid bringing anyone to the visits apart from your partner. We accept that childcare continues to be an issue for some people but prefer that you only bring children (other than your newborn) if there are extenuating circumstances.
Please do not come to the appointment if you have a fever or are unwell. Ring ahead to discuss the situation. There is no longer temperature screening at the Hospital or Medical Centre entries.
The hospital has also relaxed the visitor restrictions so that you are now allowed 2 visitors at any time (including your partner). Please check on the Hospital website for future updates. Antenatal classes are still being done in a live streamed, interactive way but they will hopefully return to face to face in the upcoming months. Please check the website.
If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please contact me or my staff.