Specialised Hand Therapy Services is taking the Coronavirus (COVID-19) very seriously and we are undertaking multiple precautions to protect your health, and the health of our staff and families.
To limit any spread of infection from COVID-19 PLEASE DO NOT attend any of our clinics without calling us first on 9324 2881 IF:
- You are unwell in any way, including fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath
- You have had close contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having Coronavirus in the last 14 days prior to your appointment, or
- You have travelled interstate or overseas in the last 14 days prior to your appointment – you will be required to observe the Western Australian Government’s rules regarding self-isolation and quarantining.
PLEASE CONTACT US BY TELEPHONE ON 9324 2881 during business hours to make suitable arrangements. We are set up for Telehealth Consultations and can use these to guide your therapy if necessary.
All of our metro and regional locations remain open. In most cases timely treatment of hand injuries is extremely important to your long-term outcome following any hand or upper limb injury, particularly following surgery.
If you have concerns, it is very important you discuss your needs for therapy with your therapist who can guide you with this. If left too long or untreated, hand injuries can result in long term stiffness, loss of function and permanent disability.
Telehealth Consultations. Specialised Hand Therapy is able to provide patients with appointments via Telehealth Consultation and this has been found to be especially useful for any patients who may be put ‘at risk’ by attending in person (such as immune suppressed), or for many of our rural, remote and FIFO patients who cannot make it in to one of our clinics.
Please contact us by telephone on 9324 2881 during business hours should you have any queries and our team will assist you to make suitable arrangements for treatment.
Information for Patients Who May be ‘At Risk’
As Specialised Hand Therapy Services has many clinics in the metro and country areas we are able to provide ongoing treatment for patients with hand and upper limb injuries offsite from hospitals wherever possible, or via Telehealth as mentioned above. To avoid contact with others, let us know if you would also prefer to wait in your car for your appointment and we can text you when we are ready for you.
Feel free to discuss these options with our Reception on 9324 2881 when making your appointment.
All our clinic staff and patients are asked to observe current WA Government and Health Department rules regarding the wearing of face masks if required, strict handwashing before and after all appointments, as well as frequent hand sanitising and regular cleaning of all our equipment.
Please ensure you attend your appointment wearing a mask if advised to do so by the WA Government and Health Department, observe the signs in all the clinics and be guided by your therapist.
At most of our clinics we are able to spread patients to increase ‘distancing’ in waiting room and therapy treatment areas. If you are a patient that is particularly at risk, then please let our Reception staff know so that we can do our best to accommodate you for a longer appointment time without other patients, or use Telehealth Consultations if more appropriate.
We also ask you to keep to a minimum the number of family members, injury managers and others in our waiting and treatment areas wherever possible.
Thank you for your co-operation.
- Health WA https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus
- Australian Government – Department of Health
- Government of Western Australia – Department of Health
- National Coronavirus helpline: 1800 020 080