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Cape Breast Care Clinic’s Covid-19 safety guidelines

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.

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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 reception@capebreastcare.org.za  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.

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Phone: (+27) 021 531 6924
Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital / Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital / Claremont Pathcare Suites