With a significant proportion of Gippsland’s population now having received multiple doses of the COVID vaccines, the severity of the disease in people who test positive is expected to decrease with less requirement for people in our region to be treated in hospital.
Increasingly, the focus for care pathways is to treat COVID positive patients from their homes using remote patient monitoring and telehealth services.
Gippsland PHN acknowledges our GP providers have been supporting COVID-19 patients throughout the pandemic and encourage you to use our Commissioned home visit program if you are visiting patients in the home. Information on this program here.
If you have any queries please email the Primary Care Response team on email@example.com
The community is urged to reach out to their usual GP for support. Other supports for community are:
The Australian Department of Health has released a fact sheet on long COVID aimed at consumers.
The website links to the resource are below.
You can also contact Austin Health consumer resources
Safer Care Victoria and the Victorian Agency for Health Information have established a learning network of healthcare workers, leaders and consumers to share experiences and support the provision of care to people with COVID-19 in their homes. Access the network
Please note, the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce clinical guidelines also cover recommendations specific to the care of children and adolescents with COVID-19.
National and Victoria-wide support services are available for Gippsland residents with COVID-19 and/or who are required to isolate or go into quarantine.