As you know, there has been a recent relaxing of the 'hard border' in WA. Both the Cove Medical Group and St John of God Hospital will be 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 continue to be 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. If you have recently travelled from interstate or overseas OR if you have been in contact with people who have travelled from elsewhere, you should ring ahead to discuss the current situation.

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.

Make an Appointment for Dr Chris Gunnell or Dr Simon Clarke
Find us at Cove Medical

Cove Medical Group

Suite 40, Level 2

SJOG Medical Clinic

100 Murdoch Drive

Murdoch  6150


Phone: 08 9312 3055

Fax: 08 9312 3425

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