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MID NORTH COAST SLEEP CLINIC

POSTAL ADDRESS: PO Box 1127, Taree NSW 2430

PHONE: 02 6551 0771  FAX: 02 6551 0700 MOBILE: 0455 583 399

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Monday, 6 April 2020

Dear Doctor

We would like to update you further on the current situation with COVID-19, as it applies to the Mid North Coast Sleep Clinic.

We have been following guidelines set out by the Australian Sleep Association (ASA), Federal Government and the Australian Department of Health, however we have now been advised by the ASA, that all non-essential (home and laboratory) sleep Studies and non-essential CPAP therapy trials are to cease immediately.

In line with this, we have suspended these services until further notice, or until such times as we receive advice from the ASA that they may be resumed.

As approved by the ASA, “Home sleep study diagnostics and therapy set ups are still permitted with written, phone or telehealth instruction remotely from staff, and adherence to manufacturer disinfection guidelines for equipment”. Therefore, should you have an urgent request for one of these services, please contact our clinic on 0455 583 399 to discuss the possibility of arranging an appointment.

We are still able to monitor patients’ CPAP usage data via phone consultations and access to Resmed’s AirView online software. We will also be available to supply machines, masks, and spare parts for purchase where required.

All patients recently referred for Home Sleep Studies and CPAP trials have been contacted and advised of the current situation. They will be followed up to make an appointment once the current restrictions have been lifted.

This is a trying time for all of us, and we wish you all the best as we negotiate the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic within our society.

Should you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards

Jennifer Kent Manager

Sleep Technologist

Mid North Coast Sleep Clinic

 

The Mid North Coast Sleep Clinic Referral Forms are available below in a downloadable PDF form (for you to fill out and print)

and as an online form.

 

Mid North Coast Sleep Clinic Referral Form

(PDF format to download, print and fill in manually)

Filesize: 390 KB

 

 

 

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The Mid North Sleep Clinic offer the following services for your patients:

  • Home Sleep Apnoea Diagnostic Testing
  • CPAP Treatment, Education and Support
  • CPAP Equipment Rental and Sales
  • Enable applications a government support service to supply free CPAP machines to patients in need

Recent articles of interest in The Australian Medical Journal

The Medical Journal of Australia – How to assess, diagnose, refer and treat adult Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: a commentary on the choices

The Medical Journal of Australia – Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Sleep Health Foundation – Obstructiv Sleep Apnoea PDF

Our Locations

Intalink Therapy Solutions 5 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430

Macintosh Medical 97-99 MacIntosh St, Forster NSW 2428

Gloucester Medical center 77-81 Denison Street, Gloucester, NSW 2422

Get In Touch

Phone: 02 6551 0771
Mobile: 0455 583 399 
Fax: 02 6551 0700
Email: admin@mncsleepclinic.com.au