- MCES has a responsibility to protect our vulnerable patients.
- We will implement steps to protect patients from exposure to COVID. These safety measures will be rolled out in stages.
- MCES respect that you have a choice to accept or refuse the COVID vaccine, we ask that you respect our decision to prioritise patient safety.
STAGE 1: PATIENTS ACCESSING WEDNESDAY BULK-BILLED INJECTION CLINIC
From 1st October 2021 – patients attending the injection clinic, must have had their first COVID injection.*
STAGE 2: PATIENTS UNDERTAKING ELECTIVE SURGERY IN HOSPITAL
From 1st November 2021 – all patients having surgery or a procedure, must have had their first COVID injection or provide a negative test within the last 48 hours.
STAGE 3: ALL PATIENTS AND VISITORS VISITING MCES
From 1st December 2021 – all patients/visitors must have had both COVID injections or provide a negative test within the last 48 hours.
This policy is in part to protect our vulnerable patients who cannot have a COVID vaccination. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, please advise staff.
*Patients who choose not to be vaccinated, are able to attend an appointment outside of the bulk billed injection clinic (full fees apply).These clinics have less patients, therefore, lower risk of potential transmission.