During the current COVID-19 crisis, our hospital resources continue to be directed away from non-urgent care, and we continue to be unable to see face to face outpatient consultations except where significant harm to the patient is imminent. In these extraordinary times, Monash Health Specialty Consulting (Outpatient Clinics) continues to ask GPs not to refer non-urgent patients.
Please manage your non-urgent patients as best you can until the COVID crisis is over. The excellent resources such as HealthPathways Melbourne may be useful. Many of the Monash Health outpatients are currently being managed through telehealth or telephone consultations to minimise risk of viral spread. Monash Health is currently considering all of the ways it can provide additional support to you in caring for your patients. We thank you for your support and understanding as we manage these challenges together