This month Inkerman Medical Group’s practice manager Tahlia Hochstadt was interviewed by AusDoc regarding rapid antigen testing for coronavirus.
Tahlia told the magazine about Inkerman’s new approach to protecting our staff and patients by asking all patients receiving face-to-face care to take a rapid antigen swab for SARS-CoV-2. She said that the feedback from patients has been positive.
“A lot of them have said they actually felt safer because there had been some hesitation after the clinic was closed. So this gives and extra level of protection.”
Tahlia goes on to describe IMG’s response to being listed as a tier 1 exposure site in August.
“Practice manager Tahlia Hochstadt said the screening tests were deemed necessary after the building was declared a tier 1 exposure site as a result of a visit from a patient who subsequently tested positive with COVID-19 last month…Now that we have reopened, we have put some proportionate measures in place to try to prevent that happening again”