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Patient Information


COVID-19 Hospital and Community Appointment Changes

Most appointments in the Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) are being offered as telephone or telehealth appointments. The resources below provide patient information on the use of telehealth:

Hospital patients

Elective surgery across HNELHD will be suspended. The exception is urgent cases at the discretion of the medical team.

Belmont District Hospital Pre-op clinic.

Hospital outpatients

Day Hospital, Rankin Park Centre

Closed to all Day hospital clients at this time.

Dental services

Breast Screening

Breast screening services are suspended for 3 months. Routine mammogram screening is temporarily ceased. Urgent screening for breast lumps will continue.

Resident Aged Care Facilities

HNELHD Resident Aged Care facilities are closed to all visitors to protect vulnerable residents. Exceptions will be made for compassionate visits for people who are dying.

Podiatry clinics

All clinics temporarily closed.

Community Health Service patients

Hydrotherapy Pool

The hydrotherapy pool on John Hunter Campus, Rankin Park is temporarily closed

Child Health Clinics

Taking bookings for children aged <6 months. Routine bookings are suspended

Visiting information

No visitors or support persons are allowed:

One support person or guardian allowed:

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