Qualitas Health welcomes the appointment of Doctor Zoe Case as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for New South Wales.

Dr Zoe Case NSW CMO

This is a newly created position for Qualitas Health which supports our growing network to deliver quality health care to the community.

Dr Case works at our eastern suburbs site Bondi Junction Medical Practice, and flagship site, North Sydney Medical Centre. She has been part of our frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic since it first hit our shores. Her appointment to CMO will ensure she can continue to support the health of our patients on a larger scale across New South Wales.

“I am excited by the opportunity to bolster the expertise of Qualitas Health clinicians whom I hold in high regard.” Said, Dr Case.

“Qualitas Health has been enthusiastic in its delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines. We are proud to have been able to administer well over 30,000 vaccines across our 15 NSW practices since March.”

“We look forward to having the whole community that can be vaccinated done so as soon as possible and are working cohesively to achieve this.”

Dr Case will be supporting the growth of Qualitas Health and ensuring the delivery of high-quality health care across our NSW practices, including embracing new technologies.

Dr Case has over 15 years of experience in private and public facilities, both in city and rural settings. She has a keen interest in women’s health with a focus or passion around fertility and pregnancy care.

Dr Case is the newest addition to the leadership team of Qualitas Health, one of Australia’s fastest-growing healthcare companies.

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Every jab is the result of outstanding teamwork

Protecting the community’s health is the national focus. With lockdowns in place and the relentless call to arms, it has been challenging for businesses, individuals and general practitioners across the country.

At Qualitas Health, we are humbled by the efforts of our team at Cecil Hills Medical Centre (NSW) and their ability to respond to the many changing demands in general practice at this time. Further, to the selflessness of the doctors, nurses, practice manager and receptionists, as they continue to operate in a COVID hotspot area. Practice Manager, Sue, states “It has been very busy. However, we are proud and passionate to be a part of the vaccine rollout.”

From booking the appointment to administering the jab, every patient receiving a COVID-vaccination is the result of outstanding teamwork! The practice at Cecil Hills is averaging 60 jabs a day across Astra Zeneca and Pfizer. Sue, states “it is a team effort to vaccinate the community. Preventive health care is our priority, and we absolutely cannot wait for solidarity and normality.”

Sue said the practice could only stay open whilst individuals adhere to restriction guidelines. “I want to thank the community’s compliance and our patient’s patience during this time. Also, a special thanks to Head Office for their ongoing support and assistance,” said Sue.

Cecil Hills Medical Centre has delivered over 1,200 vaccinations in just a few months. Nationally, Qualitas Health practices have vaccinated close to 60,000 patients collectively.

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Covid-19 Vaccinations

Great News! The Covid-19 Vaccine is coming to our Practice in April 2021!

Here at Cecil Hills Medical Centre your health and safety are our highest priority.

It is for this reason, that each patient will have a Vaccine Suitability Assessment Service FREE of charge just before each dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

What this means for you, is that you can be assured that the vaccine is safe for you to receive on that day and have had an opportunity to have your questions answered by trained health professionals.

Additionally, if we determine that it is not appropriate for you to receive a vaccine on that day for any reason, or you withdraw consent, your Vaccine Suitability Assessment Service will still be FREE.

As our practice has been allocated a specific amount of doses from the government, we will be slowly rolling out Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccine.

We will call you when we can and book you for both doses at the same time.

If you are not sure if you are eligible you can check by using the online eligibility checker [insert link to online eligibility checker]

Thank you for your patience as we look after our patients!

Stay Home And Have Your GP Consult On The Phone

Have your GP consult on the phone

Qualitas Health has 31 medical centres across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland who are moving their General Practitioner consultations to be conducted over the phone.

Managing Director Prashant Menon states “Our GP’s, nurses and practice staff are on the front line and to continue to provide our services in a safe environment for both our teams and patients we are moving all GP consults be carried out over the phone.”

“We hear the message about social distancing and we are evolving quickly to accommodate the changing needs and environments of our Patients.”

“It may become increasingly undesirable for patients to leave their homes for basic medical needs.”

“I believe that phone consultations will ease much anxiety for many. It enables GP’s to triage over the phone, only seeing patients at the practice where there is a clinical need and it is safe to do so.”

The Federal Government has included GP’s in the criteria for Telehealth consults to be bulk billed in a recent move, working in conjunction with advocates for the move RACGP.

“We encourage all patients wanting to make a booking to call our practices, and we are providing phone consults to all needing to speak to a GP, those who are Medicare-eligible and private.”

Symptoms: is it COVID-19, a simple cold or Flu?

Less than two months have passed since Australia’s horrifying bushfire season, which saw both great heroism and patriotism as we stood together and battled our way through a national emergency. For months we choked in the smoke of the fires, feeling helpless as we watched our country burn. It seems only a few moments have passed of which to catch a breath, and we no longer stand together in the fight for our lives, but rather in the unfamiliar form of warfare through isolation.

In these uncertain times amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, authorities doing the best they can with the limited information as it becomes available, advise a new paradigm for the identity of Australians. This includes social distancing, prohibiting the customary handshake and closing public areas for social expression, including pubs, restaurants, cafes, gyms and spiritual houses. Those flaunting non-compliance forcing more salt in the wounds, provoking the closure of some of our most iconic beaches. As we quickly drift towards a crashing wave of pandemic proportions.

Mass hysteria has led to understocked supermarkets (and outhouses for that matter) and the fundamental ritual of sanitising or sudsing up hands is now enjoyed after all occasions keeping you busy for seemingly hours each day (if you are lucky enough to have a supply of soap that is). But to top it all off, the all Australian saying of “She’ll be right mate!” is no longer the socially acceptable way to handle feeling under the weather, you’re expected to crawl under a rock for two weeks and hope there is still a good (healthy) Samaritan or UberEATS driver around to drop in vital supplies.

So how do you know if the symptoms you’re feeling are indications of Coronavirus, the Flu or if it’s the everyday run of the mill cold?

We think this infographic put together by the Department of Health (and adapted by us) is a great way to differentiate between the symptoms of each and may save an unnecessary trip to the closest COVID-19 clinic.

We hope this information provides some understanding of how the virus’ presents and we’re just a phone call away to provide you with a suitable course of action in these times of uncertainty. If you’re feeling unwell or unsure if your symptoms could be the sign of something more serious, please contact your local Qualitas Health general practice to book a consult with one of our GP’s.

Covid–19: Identifying the Symptoms

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