BROOK Medical Centre practice manager Kristen Seymour is calling on local residents to remain calm – and heed professional advice – as the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19) increases in the state.
Doctors and staff at the Muswellbrook facility, which recently welcomed four new registrars Tasha Sandhu, Mehedi Biplab, Omar Akram and Sione Akauolo, have reassured the community they are continually working to keep the surgery open.
Luckily, as of Tuesday morning (March 24), there have been no confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Upper Hunter.
“We are aware that these times are unusual for all of us,” Ms Seymour said.
“However, with the mainstream media and social media in overdrive at the moment, we need to let people know what we are doing regarding COVID-19 and what it means for the community.
“We’re practising ‘as normal’.
“So, it’s a good opportunity to [still] make an appointment.
“We’ve also implemented a number of necessary measures to keep everyone healthy and safe.”