General practices sought to manage COVID-19 positive patients

8th November 2021

SWSPHN is compiling a list of general practices willing to manage COVID-19 cases in the community as we transition to living with the virus.

As COVID-19 vaccination rates rise and restrictions are eased, we expect there will be more but milder COVID-19 cases in the community, people for whom hospital care is neither desirable nor appropriate.

General practice is critical to ensuring COVID-positive people with mild to moderate symptoms can be effectively cared for in the community.

As highlighted in a recent Practice Pulse, funding has been announced to support and strengthen primary healthcare.

The Department of Health's intention is that practices willing to manage COVID-19 positive patients will receive access to:

  • a bundle of PPE from the National Medical Stockpile
  • pulse oximeters for their patients where clinically indicated
  • support from the PHN-commissioned home visits
  • a new $25 MBS rebate for general practitioners which can be claimed in addition to existing general consultation items to support face to face care of COVID positive patients

To read more about the package of measures

Please complete this form to indicate your interest by COB FRIDAY, 26 NOVEMBER

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