Due to Victoria entering into a State of Disaster from 6pm on 2 August until Sunday 13 September, Hepburn Shire MCH Service, will be offering telephone consultations to all clients followed by a short face to face consultation to all families to complete physical and Developmental assessments until further notice. Central Highland Rural Health has decided to close the Trentham MCH Centre as it shares the waiting area with the medical practice and the building with an Age Care Facility. Trentham clients will be offered a short face to face consultation in Daylesford after their phone consultation and families with babies between 0-8 weeks will receive visits in their homes.
We will be following the CHO/Commonwealth advice, all nurses will now be wearing a surgical mask, face shield, gloves and a gown when face to face with clients. We ask that only one adult and the child/baby being assessed is brought to the consultation. To ensure the continued safety of our community we request that families only attend their appointment with the MCH nurse if well, have not been in close contact with positive Coronavirus case and do not have a fever or cough.
Central Highland Rural Health have introduced a policy that all clients attending appointments within Central Highlands Rural Health facilities will undergo a temperature check upon arrival and requested to put on a surgical mask (which will be provided). If you choose not to wear the surgical mask and/or your temperature or your child’s temperature is above 37.5 you will need to go home and the MCH nurse will contact, you to offer you another appointment.
Please remember to bring the Green Book, 2 bunny rugs, a clean nappy and a nappy sac with you to your appointment.
Our team would like to give a huge thank you to all our wonderful families for being so understandings in these unusual times we find ourselves in.
To make an appointment contact our central booking on 53216500. Our team will take your contact details and a MCH nurse will contact you to arrange your appointment.