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A MESSAGE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS REGARDING COVID-19

 

UPDATE: Monday 26th October

MELBOURNE HAS NOW MOVED OUT OF LOCKDOWN

As of Wednesday 28th October restrictions will be eased and Healthwise Therapies will be open and full routine care will be resumed.

Staff at Healthwise Therapies are pleased to offer our treatments while still following a strict COVID policy. Face masks must be worn during your treatment and your temperature will be taken upon arrival.

We are dedicated to providing our services while maintaining a safe and clean, clinical environment at all times. We are adhering to government policies and protocols to ensure safety for clients, staff and the wider community.

Steps we have taken to adhere to Government Policies include:

- Cleaning of beds, floors and equipment between Clients
- Change over of any sheets, towels and bed coverings
- Cleaning pens, HICAPS terminal, seats, and the reception desk between clients
- Staff to wear full PPE - including masks and gloves
- Temperature testing of our staff before commencement of each shift
- Encouraging 1.5metre distancing between clients in the waiting room, which may involve asking you to wait outside temporarily
- Enforcing hand sanitising upon entry to the clinic
 

Once again we please ask, that You don’t attend the clinic if your showing any signs or symptoms of a temperature, cold or flu or have been in contact with anyone suffering from covid-19.

At this stage appointments will need to remain as 60min or 120min only. We appreciate your support and patience throughout this time, and also ask that you please arrive as close to the time as possible to reduce any unnecessary overlap. 

We are so excited to be able to finally give some long awaited care to our valued clients. We thank you all so much for your continued support and kind words.

Tomorrow we will be in the clinic to contact all clients who had appointments booked for Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th to reschedule into the next available times.

The Healthwise Team

 

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Sunday 25th October:

Like everyone we will be eagerly awaiting Tuesdays update! We are so disappointed that we will not be opening this Monday the 26th October, however we will stay hopeful for a return this Wednesday. We will be in touch to reschedule appointments after the next update. 

The Healthwise Team 

 

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Monday 19th October

Unfortunately, we have now received word from the Chief Allied Health Officer that massage therapy, remedial massage therapy and myotherapy are not included in the easing of restrictions this week as the update yesterday implied.

The Chief Allied Health Officer has committed to keeping us updated and has also advised that at this point, it is likely further restrictions will be eased PRIOR to a move to Third Step restrictions, which are stated to happen ON or BEFORE 11.59pm 1 November, 2020.

At this stage we have CLOSED the clinic again for the remainder of the week, with the hope we can open again on Monday 26th October if not before.

We Thank-you for your understanding.

ONLINE BOOKINGS are still available from the beginning of November

The Healthwise Therapies Team

 

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18th October: WE ARE OPEN It was announced Sunday 18th Oct 2020 by the Victorian Government to allow ALL Allied health Providers that are currently listed on the Permitted Work Premised List to return for full routine care. As a healthcare Worker on this Permitted Work Premises List, we are pleased to now invite clients back to the clinic for well needed care at Healthwise Therapies. Our online bookings are now fully open so please jump online to secure your appointment. Looking forward to seeing you in the clinic soon.

 

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Thursday 15th October our Association released the following statement:  

 

" KNOW THAT OUR ADVOCACY EFFORTS CONTINUE!

MA's CEO Anna Yerondais has reached out to an exhaustive list of parliamentary members, including ministers and departments in Victoria today, renewing our calls for fair and equal access for Victorians to their trusted essential healthcare professionals.

This message refers to the fact that the Victorian government has drawn arbitrary distinctions between parts of the healthcare profession. Some Healthcare professionals are permitted to continue treating patients while patients of other healthcare professionals are not allowed to seek treatment from their trusted healthcare professional.

Despite numerous requests, the Victorian government has been unable to provide any evidence or factual basis for its rules on which healthcare professionals can and cannot care for patients.

The Victorian government's arbitrary shut-downs of trusted essential health services, such as Myotherapy, is hurting Victorians.

WE STAND WITH YOU in the countdown to Sunday's announcement to hear the fate for Myotherapy practices."

 

The team here at Healthwise wait in anticipation for Sunday's announcement for the next steps out of COVID, and will be in touch with clients as soon as we know an official re-opening date and look forward to seeing you all in the clinic, hopefully very soon!! 

 

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As of the 17th September we have received the following update from our Association:

" Today, we were informed that the Victorian government is continuing to restrict access to face-to-face myotherapy services.We are disappointed by this short-sighted announcement.The government has been unable to provide evidence to inform its choice not to include myotherapy in listed professions. Unfortunately, there is minimal, if any, consultation with internal or external allied health experts to help these decisions. We hear - and share - your concerns about the short, medium and long-term health impacts for your patients of the current Victorian government restrictions."

 

Following this, we will now be working on re-opening Healthwise Therapies in the third step on

MONDAY 26th OCTOBER 2020

We will be in touch in the coming weeks to reschedule all existing bookings.

In the meantime we hope you are staying safe, we are thinking of you all and cannot wait to see you in the clinic for some much needed treatment soon.

 

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As of the 7th August Healthwise Therapies will be CLOSED until the end of the stage 4 restrictions, with the hope of reopening on Monday 14th September. All appointments booked during this time have now been contacted or rescheduled.

Online Bookings have been reopened for you to make future appointments. Thank-you for your continued support. 

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As of 23rd July it is mandatory for all clients and staff to be wearing masks. Medical grade masks are also available for purchase at reception for $1.50 each.

Healthwise will continue to be open during these Covid-19 times. Our clinic has been comprehensively cleaned and setup with sneeze screens, non-touch temperature gauge (all staff and clients attending will have their temperature taken) and practitioners are required to use full personal protective equipment at all times.  

We are determined to continue offering our service to the peninsula while ensuring safety to everyone.

Reception will be available or bookings can be made online via the bookings button above. You will need to select each Practitioner to see what times are available. This is due to the reduced contact structure of our new roster.

You will notice the times available will be a little different as we have structured our hours to ensure we follow the 1.5m distancing regulation and do not have more than one person coming and going at a time. So don't be surprised if your appointment is at 2.15 or 4.45!

Please arrive as close to the time as possible to reduce any unnecessary overlap. 

Once restrictions lift we will be able to offer more flexibility with the length of appointment times, however at this stage appointments will need to remain as 60min or 120min only. We appreciate your support and patience throughout this time. 

Once again we please ask ...... You don’t attend the clinic if your showing any signs or symptoms of a temperature, cough, sore throat, any cold and flu symptoms or have been in contact with anyone suffering from covid-19.

We look forward to once again treating your aches and pains!

 

Regards 

Healthwise Therapies