As per Queensland Health anyone currently in Queensland who has been in Victoria since or on Monday 21 December 2020 should get tested immediately and quarantine at home or their accommodation until they receive a negative result. Please ring the practice on 5497 6700 if you need a referral for a test or discuss this information.
Our opening hours over the holidays are:
Thursday 24 December 7 am to 5 pm
Friday 25 December CLOSED
Saturday 26 December 8 am to 1 pm
Sunday 27 December 8 am to 1 pm
Monday 28 December 8 am to 1 pm
Thursday 31 December 7 am to 5 pm
Friday 1 January CLOSED
other days opening hours as usual
We’d like to welcome Dr Paul Alexander and Dr Matt Blackstone to Ningi Doctors.
Dr Alexander has started on Tuesday 13 October, and will be working on Tuesday, Wednesday and some weekends.
Dr Blackstone will start on Tuesday 27 October, and will be working on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
You can book an appointment by calling reception on 07 5497 6700
From Monday 20 July 2020 medicare rebate or bulk billed telehealth, phone and video consultations are only available for patients who attended Ningi Doctors in the past 12 months.
If you have not been in this practice in the past 12 months you can not access a medicare rebate for a telehealth, phone or video consult, but you can pay privately. The costs for a standard consultation is $52, to be paid prior to the consultation. Reception can take credit card payment over the phone.
Patients under 12 months and homeless patients are exempt from this.
You will be able to access medicare rebates for telehealth again when you have had an appointment at the practice.
Everyone with symptoms of runny nose, sore throat, cough and/or fever should be tested for corona virus as per Queensland Health guidelines. Click on this link for information regarding testing and locations.If we continue to test everyone with symptoms, we can recognise new cases early and stop the spread of this highly contagious virus.
If you have any symptoms of runny nose, sore throat, cough and/or fever, please ring reception on 5497 6700 or book a telehealth appointment via HotDoc to discuss how to get tested and how to manage your symptoms. You should also stay home from work or school and avoid going out until your symptoms have fully resolved.
The QML collection centre at our practice has reopened as per 14/04/2020.
Opening hours are 7 am to 2 pm on Monday to Friday.
Entrance via grey door with QML sign from car park. Do not enter practice and waiting room to get to QML collection centre please.
Advanced Care Planning and Statement of Choices
Advanced care planning is a routine part of a person’s health care and particularly so now with the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you become infected, knowing your preferences for future medical treatment will be an important element of your health care.
Your values and decisions about your health care should be discussed openly and documented so that your health care preferences can be respected at a time when you cannot voice your decisions.
Advanced Care Planning Australia provides information and resources that will assist you. https://www.advancecareplanning.org.au The website offers a range of free resources including conversation starters, free email info pack and thought-provoking video.
Advanced Health Directive form (Qld) https://www.publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/power-of-attorney-and-advance-health-directive/resource/6a3af073-cdba-4b82-8de7-eabe65950c24
Advanced Care Planning forms (Qld) https://metrosouth.health.qld.gov.au/acp/queensland-advance-care-planning-forms
Acute Resuscitation Plan (Qld) https://clinicalexcellence.qld.gov.au/resources/arp
Thursday 9 April 7 am – 5 pm
Friday 10 April CLOSED
Saturday 11 April 8 am – 1 pm
Sunday 12 April 8 am – 1 pm
Monday 13 April 8 am – 1 pm
As of 30/3/20 unless it is a medical emergency, consults will initially be by phone. Doctors, nurses and reception can arrange face to face consultations as required. Online bookings will be for phone consults only.
PLEASE DO NOT PRESENT TO PRACTICE WITHOUT CALLING AHEAD, ESPECIALLY WITH COLD OR FLU SYMPTOMS
Phone consultations are available for patients that have attended this practice in the past 12 months and are in at least one of the following categories:
- people isolating themselves at home with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 (corona virus) or have to self quarantine for 14 days after contact with case of COVID-19 or returning from overseas
- people aged over 70
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged over 50
- people with chronic health conditions or who are immuno-compromised
- parents with new babies
- people who are pregnant
These consultations are bulk billed.
For people who do not fit these criteria phone consulations do not have a medicare rebate and cannot be bulk billed, so will be privately billed.
We’d like to welcome Dr Peter Beresford-Jones at Ningi Doctors. He’ll start on Thursday 5 March. And welcome Dr Daniel Roche, he started at Ningi Doctors on 31 March.
You can book an appointment by calling reception on 5497 6700.
Dr Haley Skidmore has left Ningi Doctors, her last day was on Thursday 12 March.