Melbourne Hand Rehab - Hand Therapy Newsletter
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APRIL 2020


Hello everyone,

We hope that you and your family are all keeping well.

It's very important at this time to take care of ourselves and others; physically and psychologically. Our team are each committing to a daily walk and one generous act a day for someone else in order to feel better in ourselves. At work, we are supporting our team and business and medical partners in whatever way we can with expressions of gratitude, posting positive google and facebook reviews and dropping off little surprises like Easter eggs on doorsteps and letterboxes as random acts of kindness.

I have to say that this is a very challenging time for allied health clinics, and so I have a special request to make of our past patients and friends of the clinic. If we've helped you in the past, we are asking you to help us now if you can. We are working hard to ensure our whole team is still here to continue to serve our communities when we come out the other end of this. We are asking you to (continue to!) recommend us to your family and friends who may need and benefit from any of our hand therapy services. You can do this by simply using the share or email forward buttons below- or both!

Please stay safe. We appreciate your support very much.

Karen and the team at Melbourne Hand Rehab
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Hand Therapy Options: Home Visits, All Clinics are Open & Telehealth
This short video message outlines how MHR is continuing to deliver safe hand therapy to our communities in accordance with the current Australian Health Department guidelines now, and into the future.

The Health Department provided an update for allied health clinics last week. The clear and unequivocal message was that it is essential we stay open and provide face to face consultations for those people who require them. Where ever possible, follow up consultations are best done via telehealth to reduce the volumes through the clinic and to ensure our clinics are the safest possible places to receive health care. Level three restrictions further reduce any risk. It is safer to get the care you need now that there are far fewer people on the streets.

Our rigorous cleaning protocols remain in place for the foreseeable future and our entire admin & therapy team have completed the COVID-19 Infection Control Training. As you can see, we have also installed screens at reception and all therapy rooms. We have spacious clinics, with only one therapist to a room and mostly 1-2 patients in the clinic at any time. Masks have been sourced as we are a primary contact health service and these are available at all of our clinics. 

Just to recap, clinic visits are appropriate for acute injuries, splinting and casting and post-operative care and when we are unable to provide the appropriate treatment online. To reduce clinic traffic and for your safety and convenience and that of our team we are doing a majority of our follow up consultations using online video calls, a platform we are all very confident and experienced with.

Home visits are available Monday to Friday for the elderly and those unable to attend and also unsuitable for telehealth.

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