Well done Gold Coast!

A message from Dr Mark Spanner
Good day!

It has been 3 months since I sent out a practice email about the Pandemic of Covid-19. As you all know a lot has happened over these past few months.

As you are aware, Australia has been fortunate so far in the battle against Covid-19. This is because of you and our community who have been following the expert advice of the Chief Medical Officer. As a family physician, I believe that Professor Brendon Murphy and his team are doing an outstanding job.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your efforts by self-isolating, performing hand hygiene and getting Covid-19 testing done.  I am happy to report at the time of writing this, Burleigh Cove Respiratory Clinic has tested 2998 people – all negative. The only way we can be sure that our community is pandemic-free, is if we perform Covid-19 tests.

Although the Gold Coast, Queensland and Australia have done extremely well in the fight against Covid-19, this is not the time to let our guard down. The recent upswing of cases in Victoria is a clear example of how Covid-19 can make a resurgence overnight.

Please, keep up the social distancing, hand-hygiene and get tested if you have any respiratory symptoms or concerns. Let’s keep on working together to keep each other safe and save lives!

The team at Burleigh Cove and Medical on Miami are very much aware of the stress and toll this pandemic is having on patients and families. If you have concerns, please come and talk to your GP or Psychologist. We are here to help you.

Finally, thank you to the wonderful Doctors, Nurses and Reception staff who have put their personal safety at risk to work in the Burleigh Cove Respiratory Clinic. They are doing an amazing job and we are all so proud of you all.

Kind regards

Dr. Mark Spanner.