MPS Response – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
MPS Clinic Update: COVID – 19 RESPONSE
Melbourne Paediatric Specialists will continue to provide services during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
Melbourne Paediatric Specialists’ clinicians are dedicated to providing care for our new and returning patients. We will continue to provide consultations during the pandemic. The current situation allows us to continue consulting in the clinical space. If the situation changes we will have the ability to switch to an online based clinic, offering telehealth and telemedicine consults. We are dedicated to staying open and providing care to our patients through this pandemic.
Patients who are unwell or who have recently returned from overseas should not attend the clinic. Please contact us to schedule a video or phone consult or reschedule to another time
Melbourne Paediatric Specialists is dedicated to the safe care of our patients
Melbourne Paediatric Specialists works within the Royal Children’s Hospital campus. We work closely with the hospital and health authorities to ensure we are in the best position to minimise the spread of infection should a team member present with symptoms or be diagnosed with COVID-19.
– Mandatory staff training on COVID-19
– Clinic posters outlining the steps to take should a patient, or employee present as unwell
– A 24/7 COVID-19 response team.
Staff who are unwell will not be entering the clinical space, to limit the risk of transmission of infectious illnesses.
The clinics are still running with enhanced screening and hand hygiene
Staff and clinicians at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists practice rigorous hand hygiene and regular thorough cleaning of surfaces. Potentials sources of transmission of illness, such as toys, have been removed from the waiting room and clinical rooms.
The entry foyer, waiting room and desk area have clinic posters advising about safe practice.
If you have any concerns about the safety or yourself and your children please contact the reception staff
For patients who are in quarantine or who are at risk, or who do not want to come to the clinic, video and phone consults are available
Melbourne Paediatric Specialists understand that families with children with chronic medical conditions may choose to avoid the hospital precinct. If you have been exposed to coronavirus or in quarantine you will be required to stay away from the clinic. As we are dedicated to the health care of you children we will continue to consult with you and your child via telehealth or telephone. Please discuss the options with the reception staff when you make a booking.
Further Resources & Public Health Updates: