Level 2, 21 Caledonian Road,
St Albans, Christchurch

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 27 MARCH 2020

Posted: March 22, 2020Category: Uncategorized

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 27 MARCH 2020

REFERRERS - PLEASE REFER TO THIS LINK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

The Government has announced a shutdown of all non-essential services as of Wednesday 25 March. We fully support this action.

We are still operating in a modified capacity, and are doing all we can to still assess and treat new and existing patients. Below is a summary of what is happening:

  1. Urgent cases can still be seen face to face on referral from your health professional, and with appropriate measures in place to limit transmission of COVID-19.
  2. For non-urgent cases, we are able to offer remote consultations via secure video or telephone, although this will not be possible for everyone (for example, for those where a physical examination is absolutely necessary).
  3. If a remote consultation is possible in your case, we will contact you with appointment date, time, and full instructions.
  4. If you have questions, please email us via this website. We will be clearing voicemails periodically, but our office will not be staffed.
  5. To ease the workload of your General Practitioner, if you require a repeat prescription for medication that Dr Bell has prescribed you within the last three months, you can request this by emailing us.
  6. This page will be updated regularly.

Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.

Dr Iain Bell