We at Cape Breast Care urge you NOT to neglect a breast condition just because you may be scared of COVID-19. Good breast cancer outcomes depend on early diagnosis!
So, YES! We ARE open. We ARE seeing patients. And we ARE ready to support and care for you.
Our safety measures
We have put many safety measures in place in our practice so that we can protect you and ourselves as best as possible against COVID-19, while at the same time not neglecting your breast health.
In accordance with guidelines from Government as well as Life Vincent Pallotti and Netcare Christiaan Barnard Hospitals:
- There is controlled access into the hospitals
- The hospitals have set up separate entrances, separate wards, separate ICUs and separate theatres for COVID-19 patients
- All staff and patients are screened prior to entering the hospital and our practice
- We observe strict hygiene measures
- We prioritise personal protection
- We practice active social distancing in the waiting areas, consulting rooms and treatment facilities
- We keep a record of anyone who gains access to the unit, so a contact list is readily available
We have implemented these measures since March – even before the country enforced lockdown.
Staff have been trained, and training is ongoing.
We can therefore reassure you that we are well-prepared and equipped to manage your safety.
Please DO NOT DELAY making an appointment if you have a breast concern.
Making an appointment with us is as easy as it has always been – simply phone 021 531 6924 or email us at email@example.com and Nicky or Sharon will assist you.
What is different during the Covid-19 period:
- When you call for an appointment, we will ask if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or any contact with a COVID-positive person.
- If you prefer – or if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or contact with COVID-19 – we can schedule a telephonic consultation with the doctor. During this consultation, the doctor will determine whether your concern can be reasonably assessed telephonically (this will be billed accordingly).
- You will be screened at the door prior to entry to the hospital.
- You will be required to wear a fabric mask before you can enter the hospital and keep it on throughout your visit.
- Our admin staff, nurses and doctors will all be wearing masks.
- You will unfortunately not be able to bring a friend or family member into the hospital with you unless you are a minor or are too frail to cope alone, in which case a guardian or carer may accompany you.
In the midst of these uncertain times, what IS still certain is that:
We are still here and we are ready and happy to serve you to the best of our ability in whichever way we can.