Temporary suspension of new admissions
We would like to advise that we have temporarily suspended new patient admissions to The Melbourne Clinic, after one of our healthcare workers returned a positive COVID-19 test.
At the Melbourne Clinic, the health and safety of our patients and staff remains our highest priority. Upon learning of this positive test we promptly began contact tracing activity and identified nine patients and one staff member who’d had close contact with the individual. The nine patients are in isolation at the Clinic in line with health guidelines, with our staff member isolating at home. None of these patients or staff have currently exhibited any COVID-19 symptoms. Other patients at the Clinic have been notified of the situation and are being supported. We have also undertaken all appropriate infection control protocols, including conducting a deep clean across the Clinic. We are working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure we minimise any risk to patients, staff and the community. We will advise when we are able to resume patient admissions. Thank you for your understanding.