COVID 19 CLINIC UPDATE – MARCH 17/03/21
Due to the extension of LEVEL 5 COVID RESTRICTIONS, and continued community spread with the new Covid variants, for the protection of our patients and staff, THE CLINIC IS ONLY OPEN FOR ATTENDANCE FOR ESSENTIAL SCANS/ BLOODS/PROCEDURES from 9.30AM – 1PM Monday to Friday .
PATIENT REVIEWS & NEW PATIENT APPOINTMENTS WILL TAKE PLACE BY FACETIME/PHONE CONSULTATION ONLY. PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A WAITING LIST FOR NEW PATIENTS UNTIL MAY. PLEASE EMAIL [email protected] TO FOR ALL QUERIES AS SOME STAFF ARE STILL ISOLATING AND WORKING REMOTELY, SO THE PHONES ARE CURRENTLY UNATTENDED AT TIMES.
Where scans/bloods/procedures are required, in line with Covid guidelines for medical practices these appointments are only permissible for a maximum face to face contact time of 15/20 minutes per patient. Any further discussions regarding your Consult will be followed up with a phone call from the Doctor/Nurse to discuss if required
The waiting room will be closed with exception to checking in for your appointment at reception, where we will carry out the covid triage and process payment in advance of your appointment. You will then be asked to wait outside in the main lobby. Please note no partners may attend the clinic unless in the event of an early pregnancy.
For your safety, and the safety of our staff and other patients, All patients attending our clinic must wear a face cover and complete a Covid Triage Form PRIOR to arriving for each appointment. You will receive an email with this form in advance of your appointment, or you can complete it on our website www.kafertility.ie/covid-19-triage Your temperature will also be scanned at reception on arrival. Any patient presenting with a temperature of 37.5 degrees+ will be asked to re-schedule. PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND YOUR APPOINTMENT UNLESS THIS FORM IS COMPLETED PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT.
OUR WEEKLY CERVICAL SCREENING CLINIC SERVICE HAS BEEN PAUSED UNTIL LEVEL 5 RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED.
OUR WEEKLY SEMEN ANALYSIS CLINIC REMAINS OPEN FOR SAMPLE DROP OFF ONLY.
If you have any prescription requirements please email them in advance so that we can have them ready for you to collect at your appointment. If you do not require a scan or blood test/procedure we will arrange a phone or facetime consultation instead. If you do not require an appointment but do require a prescription, please email this link with details and you will receive your script within 3 working days www.kafertility.ie/prescription-orders/
If you have attended hospital, work in a hospital setting, have been a close-contact of someone with COVID OR COVID symptoms, or travelled to an IVF clinic abroad for treatment, we require that you isolate for 14 days and present a negative COVID test 24 hours prior to attending our clinic.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused but our goal is to keep our clinic safe in order to be able to remain open and continue our patient service during this dangerous time. We will monitor the situation closely and resume full services as soon as it is safe to do so.
And finally – most importantly – wishing good health and safety to all of our wonderful patients and our amazing front-line team,
, MBChB, MRCOG, MRCP