To protect other patients, doctors and staff, when making an appointment or attending for your appointment, please advise if you or those attending the appointment with you have:
- been identified as a close contact or instructed to isolate due to COVID-19
- runny nose
- sore throat
- flu-like symptoms
- shortness of breath
or are awaiting a COVID-19 swab result.
If you have an appointment, please do not enter the clinic. We ask for you to wait in your car and phone the clinic when you have arrived. You will be screened prior to entering the clinic, and the doctor will call you in once they are ready for you.
Due to the high demand for Pfizer boosters we don’t have any appointment availability until late Feb 2022. We are working to secure more vaccine to increase vaccine sessions to cope with the demand. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page to stay up to date with appointment availability.
If you require your booster sooner we recommend calling the Victorian Government vaccine hotline on 1800 675 398 to book your appointment at a community hub.
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT TO US
Currently, a research company, Insync, is running a survey to get your feedback on our practice. Our reception staff may ask you to fill in the survey.
Why fill in the survey?
To provide us with valuable feedback, so we can make sure we’re giving you the best possible service. The survey is anonymous.
What will I be asked about?
• Your satisfaction with our service
•What you think we do well and what we need to improve
• A bit about you
Do I have to fill in the survey?
You do not have to do the survey. You can choose not to participate. Your decision will not affect the level of care you receive.
We thank you for your participation in this survey to help us to continue to provide high quality care to our community.
Dr Chris Ford on being awarded the 2021 Rural Supervisor of the Year from EVGPT
Chris has a strong dedication to his team and the wider Leongatha community. Through his natural leadership, Chris facilitates an open and supportive environment for all team members, both clinical and administrative. He enables opportunities for open discussion and two-way communication, being always available to offer support and advice. Chris is highly passionate about the supervision of registrars, ensuring that they receive the best possible experience. In addition to his clinic sessions, Chris takes part in providing quality after hours care to members of the community. Furthermore, he is devoted to providing much needed support to the youth of the community by running the Youth Access Clinic. Chris’ commitment to being a GP in a rural community has encouraged registrars to view rural general practice as a fulfilling, ongoing career path.