Cancer doesn’t stop in times of the corona virus. We provide an essential service and are open to care for you during this time. In the current lock down period in South Africa, the measures we have put in place remain the same.
We are situated outside of a hospital environment and do not attend to patients with general or respiratory complaints, which minimises any risk of COVID-19 contact. If required, we provide confirmation of appointments to all patients to ensure free travel to our practice.
We are continuing to safeguard delivery of our essential care and the comprehensive strategy developed at Level 5 to protect you and our staff from potential infection throughout the lock down period.
Below are some of the extensive range of measures we will continue to take to minimise risk:
- Only patients are allowed into the practice; accompanying persons will not be allowed into the practice. We encourage participation of significant others in important consultations by remote communication such as video telephony.
- We ask patients who are feeling unwell to rather reschedule their appointments.
- At our reception entrance there is an alcohol-based hand sanitiser for you to use.
- We have removed all reading material in the waiting area – please bring your tablet/phone.
- Likewise, our coffee/tea station is closed.
- We have reduced the capacity of the waiting room, increased the distance between chairs and reduced the number of patients to maintain distances.
- All contact surfaces such as door handles and restrooms in the practice are disinfected frequently; and our mammography/ultrasound equipment is disinfected after every patient.
To our Windhoek patients, please note that under the rules of the current lock down, travel is still barred and Dr Apffelstaedt has had to cancel his visits to Windhoek so far. As soon as the restriction is lifted, Dr Apffelstaedt’s next available dates will be listed on the website.