Summerland Skin Cancer Clinic is open and taking bookings for skin checks and procedures. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in line with the available government advice, we have implemented enhanced safety measures to protect our patients, staff and the doctors from this and other illnesses. This includes social distancing measures, additional routine cleaning of commonly touched surfaces and the use of telephone consultations where clinically appropriate. It is currently a condition of entry to wear a face mask whilst inside the building (in the absence of a valid medical exemption certificate). Hand sanitiser is readily available for those attending the clinic and we encourage everyone to use it on both entry and exit from the premises. All staff and doctors comply with any applicable government vaccination requirements.
As part of these efforts, we ask that if you have been exposed to COVID-19, are the subject of a public health order to self-isolate and undergo testing, or are currently/recently unwell with any cold or flu-like symptoms prior to your appointment, that you contact reception on (02) 6622 8155 to reschedule your appointment for another time. If you do attend whilst unwell or should be in self-isolation then you will be politely asked to leave the clinic and to rebook in order to help prevent the spread of the disease at this time.
Summerland Skin Cancer Clinic has a duty of care to provide a safe working environment for its staff and doctors as well as to all people attending the practice. Whilst this includes infection control measures, it also applies to behaviour. The clinic has a zero tolerance approach to abusive, aggressive or inappropriate conduct towards the doctors, our staff and patients. We understand that the current situation is stressful for everyone, and we ask that all clinic attendees be patient as we navigate these turbulent times together.
Summerland Skin Cancer Clinic would like to sincerely thank everyone for their understanding and assistance with these measures.
If you would like further information about COVID-19 then please click on the following links:
Australian Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert?gclid=Cj0KCQiA3Y-ABhCnARIsAKYDH7t2RnNnmXEYUmEiwEmt_rDCw7tIUvz1I32HFOi2WYod3S2yEKumhnMaAs-xEALw_wcB