November 2021- RTH Update

Monday, 22 November 2021 13:31

We are excited to bring you the latest news from RTH.

New doctor 

We have a new practitioner joining our team. Dr Krishna Ghosh has worked in general practice for over 10 years and has a keen interest in Women’s health with a particular focus on perimenopause and menopause. She will be working 2 days a week and alternate Saturdays. Click here to book.

Return to face to face consultations 

As COVID-19 restrictions have eased in the community, they also have at RTH. Face to face appointments can now be booked online without having a telehealth first. We do however strongly encourage you to utilize our convenient video appointment option wherever possible.  This way we can minimize the number of patients in the  building at any one time.. We thank you for your patience during this time. It is important we remain vigilant for symptoms of COVID-19. If you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms please do not attend the clinic. Telehealth appointments remain available and we encourage you to utilize this service- It remains the safest way to have a consultation with your doctor.  

Skin checks 

As we come into the summer months we wish to emphasize the importance of skin checks and sun safety. Dr George Marshall will be focusing specifically on Skin health in the coming months. Keep an eye on our website and facebook for further information. If you are at all concerned about a skin lesion or have never had a skin check before, book an appointment with one of our skin doctors today. 

Booster doses- Pfizer  

ATAGI have announced eligibility criteria to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination. Rozelle Total Health is committed to ensuring our patients have access to this. 

Who is currently eligible? 

  • Patients who are 18 years and older and who received their second dose of any COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago. 
  • Severely immunocompromised patients who have received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months ago.

Availability

We currently have availability on 25 November and 16 December. If you are booking in for a booster dose please ensure you are following the above guidelines. If you are unsure whether you’d like to receive a booster dose feel free to book an appointment with your regular GP to discuss. 

Please note we will be opening up regular clinics in the new year commencing January 2022 when most of our patients will fall due. We will ensure that those who are wanting a booster dose are able to receive it here at RTH. 

COVID-19 Vaccine- Children 

We expect an announcement from ATAGI in the coming weeks relating to the approval of the Pfizer vaccine for those aged 5 -11 years. Keep an eye out on our website and facebook page for updates. We will advise you when these clinics are available to be booked online.   

Last but not least-Merry Christmas! 

We may be jumping the gun slightly as it isn’t even December but Woolies have already put up their Christmas decorations a month ago so we thought we’d get in the spirit too.   

What a year it has been! We want to thank you all for choosing RTH. We are honoured we were able to continue caring for our community during what was a very difficult year. We are very much looking forward to 2022 and all the new and exciting things we have planned for RTH. 

Like you, we will take a much needed break to connect with our loved ones. We will be closed for all NSW public holidays. Otherwise we will remain open to look after you and yours. Our standard opening hours will vary over the holiday period. We will post these on our website and facebook page closer to the time. 

We would like to wish you all a safe and happy Christmas.  We hope you are able to connect with your family and friends over the break. Stay safe.