Re-Opening May 25th 2020

Kildare Physiotherapy Commitment to HSE Guidelines

Kildare Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic

OUR COMMITMENT – STRICT ADHERENCE to HSE GUIDELINES

Clinic will remain open through level 5 lockdowns as we are considered an Essential  Service”

Geraldine Boland & Associates

BEFORE YOUR PHYSIOTHERAPY CONSULTATION

  • INITIALLY. PATIENT “TRIAGE” will be carried out by phone/video-consultation.
    Video-consultation may be the most appropriate treatment platform.
    **If it is deemed necessary for you to attend in person – we will work TO MINIMISE CONTACT TIME as follows;
  • PT. DETAILS and history will be TAKEN BY PHONE/VIDEO CALL
  • All patients will be asked to bring & wear a FACE COVERING /MASK**
  • Pt. should ARRIVE NO EARLIER THAN 5 MINUTES BEFORE APPT
  • There will be NO CROSSOVER of patients in waiting room
  • MAXIMUM OF 2 CLIENTS will be allowed into the reception area at any one time -maintaining a physical distance of 2 metres
  • HAND SANITISER will be provided on entry
  • A PERSPEX SCREEN will provide protection for patients and reception staff
  • ALL CONTACT SURFACES in the reception area will BE CLEANED once the patient moves to the treatment room (including chairs, credit card machine, counter, pens used etc.)
  • We will encourage CARD PAYMENTS where possible
  • We WILL CALL all pts on the morning of their appt FOR FURTHER SCREENING in relation to Covid Symptoms, recent contacts etc -if a person has any suspect symptoms -their appt will be deferred or they may opt for a video-consultation

ASSESSMENT/TREATMENT

  • The clinic has been LAID OUT TO ALLOW FOR AT LEAST 2 METRES BETWEEN PATIENT AND PHYSIO. as much as possible
  • Pt will be asked to wear A MASK/FACE COVERING whilst they’re in the clinic
  • Physio will wear a MASK, APRON, GLOVES & VISOR/GLASSES throughout the session/ Apron and gloves & visor will be changed after every patient. Mask will be “untouched” whilst worn and changed as necessary
  • Good HAND HYGIENE AND COUGH ETIQUETTE will be followed at all times
  • Only DISPOSABLE OR WIPEABLE COUCH COVERING/PILLOW will be used
  • 15 MINUTES will be allowed for THOROUGH CLEANING & DISINFECTING AFTER each consultation. ALL CONTACT SURFACES WILL BE CLEANED, including pens, computer keyboard, exercise equipment used etc
  • Advice & exercises will be FORWARDED by email or phone as necessary to MINIMISE CONTACT & face to face time
  • Where possible, follow up appointments may be carried out by video consultation
  • Pts will not be able to sit back in waiting room after appointment (except in exceptional circumstances)

EXTRAS

  • We will accommodate people at higher risk (with under lying medical conditions or over 65s) by giving them an appointment at the beginning of the session where possible)
  • Extra cleaning of the entire clinic will be carried out at the end of each day
  • Staff will arrive and leave work in their own clothes with work clothes being donned & doffed in the clinic (& and thoroughly washed after each session)

HOW YOU CAN HELP IF ATTENDING

  • OPT for a VIDEO-CONSULTATION where POSSIBLE
  • BRING your own MASK/FACE COVERING to your appointment
  • DIRECTLY BEFORE ATTENDING, MINIMISE YOUR CONTACT WITH OTHERS eg come straight from home rather than shopping first
  • PAY by CARD where possible
  • Phone us & DEFER your appointment if you are unwell on the day
  • COME ON YOUR OWN (unless you need a family member to assist you) to your appointment
  • DO NOT BRING CHILDREN with you to your appointment (NORMALLY, we are very happy for you to bring them, but at present , we must reduce contacts)
  • Practise GOOD HAND HYGIENE & COUGH ETIQUETTE at all times
  • Attend suitably dressed (eg loose clothes/track suit) for appt to minimise contact time

PLEASE call us at any time (leave voicemail if unattended) if you have any concerns about attending/your safety etc

Tel No (045) 521022

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