Non-urgent elective surgeries in Australia's public and private hospitals were banned from midnight in a bid to preserve the healthcare system to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Many of our nations healthcare force are being redistributed from today - this includes specialities such as physiotherapists being re-trained in critical care procedures.
We are currently living through unprecedented times and the government is making announcements daily. As a health clinic we have been advised that we are to continue operating in order to provide a service that reduces the strain on emergency department presentations. As clinicians we are playing an important role in continuing to keep the community healthy, and there are no government restrictions on our clinician led services and physiotherapy appointments at this time. We have however implemented multiple new policies and technology in order to continue to give the highest level of care, and keep our community safe.
At Articulate Physiotherapy we are conscious of the current health issue regarding the Novel virus COVID-19, and as always are committed to ensuring the health and safety of all of our patients and clients. In accordance with the Australian Government Department of Health's recommendations, we kindly ask that anyone who is feeling unwell to please keep their practice at home & to seek medical attention if they have any further concerns.