Entries by Blackburn Specialist Centre

Congratulations Wendy!

Last week our intrepid Office Manager, Wendy Cooney, headed off into the retirement phase of her life. Wendy was always a calm and steady influence, no matter what was thrown at her by Medicare or international pandemics! Wendy has experienced many changes since she started at Blackburn Clinic 35 years ago, especially in the area […]

Patient Feedback Survey Results

The General Practice located at Blackburn Specialist Centre surveyed 154 patients using a Practice Accreditation and Improvement Survey (PAIS). The PAIS is a well-established patient survey widely used by general practices across Australia to gather valuable feedback from patients, which informs meaningful quality improvement within the organisation. 97% of all patient ratings about the Blackburn […]

Exciting news! We got the key!

We are delighted to announce that Blackburn Clinic will be expanding into Suite 8 of 195 Whitehorse Road (the space where the pharmacy used to be) in 2022. Extra GPs will help us meet growing patient demand and provide greater patient choice. Follow us on Facebook for updates about our planned renovations. This has taken […]

Update for patients – 23 August 2021

The coronavirus vaccination program continues to evolve as supplies of Pfizer vaccines increase. From 30th August 2021, all people from 16-59 are welcome to book for a Pfizer vaccination with a small number of children 12-15 and an even smaller number of adults 60 and over eligible as well. We continue to offer Astra Zeneca […]

We are excited to announce that we will START GIVING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS ON SATURDAY 27th MARCH 2021. We will post details here regarding HOW TO BOOK your vaccination early next week. Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations will initially only be available for weekends. This will enable us to separate the vaccination clinics from normal consulting in order […]

WEEKEND PROTOCOL – no appointment necessary

On weekends and public holidays, please use the QR code at our entrance to get a COVID PASS, ensuring you have no Covid symptoms before entering the waiting room. Patients will be seen in order of arrival. If you have symptoms please phone the clinic before 10:00am, so we can arrange for the doctor to […]

ONLINE BOOKINGS revert to FACE-TO-FACE

Due to increased demand for face-to-face appointments, all appointments booked online from 1 December 2020 will be face-to face.  Telehealth remains available where appropriate – patients should telephone the clinic to book telehealth appointments. Our reception team has been inundated with phone calls from patients who want a face-to-face appointment, so we hope moving all […]

Update for patients – 15 October 2020

It’s been really nice to see many of you again as we increase our face to face consulting when it is safe and suitable to do so. We continue to practice in accordance with our Covid safe plan and continue to focus on screening questions, mask wearing, hand sanitising and social distancing. Thank you for […]

Update for patients 21 Sept 2020

After many months of isolation, we understand that there is an urgent need for many of our patients to re-connect with their GP. As the Covid-19 case numbers come under control and the likelihood that restrictions will be lifted increases, we will gradually transition back to our normal consultation format. Telehealth will be available until […]

Update for patients – 28 July 2020

As Melbourne experiences a concerning number of Coronavirus cases, the GPs and staff at Blackburn Specialist Centre are committed to continue serving our community through this time. Telehealth remains our preferred first option for contact. Many medical needs can be well served by this process. We remain open for face-to-face consults for those issues that […]