Expect it and Respect it
Due to the current COVID situation with Melbourne Metro and Mitchell Shire going into lockdown, our team at SM will be asking some routine questions as part of our screening process to help keep everyone safe.
We’d like to thank our patients for their patience as we follow this process.
For information about COVID-19 and Victorian restrictions, please visit: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
UPDATE AS AT 1 JUNE 2020
Flu immunisations available
Our dedicated Flu Clinics have delivered over 2800 Flu immunisations to our local community. We will continue to provide flu immunisations for patients at all Springs Medical practice locations.
Patients requiring a flu immunisation are encouraged to contact our reception team and request an appointment with their GP. Appointments can also be booked online via our website or the HotDoc app.
SM Trentham: 5424 1602 SM Kyneton: 5422 1298 SM Daylesford: 5348 2227
Please share this information with family and friends who may not have access to this page.
We thank you all for your patience and support during this time.
Our latest update on surviving the pandemic lockdown
Important Message to our Community
From Board Chair Dr Bradley Wyer and Springs Medical General Manager Emma Johns
Springs Medical is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for our entire community. This includes our staff, our patients, contractors and visitors to all of our sites.
The current Covid 19 Pandemic has led to unprecedented demand on our services and we understand that our patients and their family members are feeling anxious due to the current availability of the 2020 Flu Vaccine. These feelings are also fuelled by constant media advice to “Get your Flu Shot now”.
Please understand, we do not have a consistent supply of flu vaccinations from the government due to the current health climate. They are unable to give us any commitment about supply one week in advance and we are often finding out the day before we get the vaccinations. This makes planning very difficult and understandably frustrating.
Thankfully, the majority of our community are incredibly respectful and supportive, and understand that we are absolutely doing our best to provide services safely and in a timely manner.
Unfortunately, we’ve had a number of instances of patients speaking in an abusive and aggressive manner towards our staff, pertaining to our flu clinics and availability of the flu immunisation. This is not ok, and we will not, in any circumstance tolerate abusive and aggressive language / behaviour towards our staff. We do not want to resort to our Patient Code of Conduct policy and procedure, however if abuse continues, this may result in a ban from attending our Springs Medical Clinics. Further information regarding our Patient Code of Conduct policy can be found on our website.
To clarify, our current process for flu immunisation clinics:
We will continue to communicate availability through a variety of channels – Facebook, our Website, Face to Face, Telephone, Print media.
We encourage community members to share information with family and friends who may not have access to our online channels.
We are unable to proactively call patients to make bookings due to the increased demand for our services as a result of the current Covid 19 pandemic.
Flu immunisations will be available until June / July 2020.
While we understand these are incredibly challenging times for all of us, we ask you all to take a minute, take a breath, and recognise what is in our control and what is not.
We are always here to support you and will do our best to work with you. Please be kind to each other and respectful to our team.
Thank you for your support and assistance,
Brad and Emma