KindSIGHT is OPEN to help you!
With the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 your safety and that of our team is our priority. We are conducting face to face consultations and surgery in accordance with Department of Health guidelines.
- Elective surgery, including all cataract surgery, has been reinstated
- Consultations for non-urgent eye conditions can now re-start as per RANZCO Triage Guidelines
Queensland Health has recommended that patients and visitors wear masks when attending clinics.
Kindly ensure you and your carer wear a mask when you come into KindSIGHT. Please call 07 3063 1600 with any enquiries.
Telehealth consultation appointments with Dr Katherine Smallcombe are available to assist you in maintaining optimal eye health, particularly for high-risk patients.
A valid referral from your Optometrist or Family practitioner is still required for the consultation which is conducted either by telephone, Skype or FaceTime. Please call KindSIGHT on 07 3063 1600 to arrange an appointment.
- At no point has a confirmed COVID-19 positive patient attended a KindSIGHT office
- No KindSIGHT staff member has been unwell during the shutdown period or diagnosed with COVID-19 or privately come into contact with a COVID-19 positive person to the best of their knowledge
- Neither facility where Dr Smallcombe operates (RiverCity Private Hospital or Peninsula Private Hospital) has treated a COVID-19 positive patient to date
- KindSIGHT remains committed to adhering to up to date guidelines provided by Federal Government Department of Health, Queensland Health and RANZCO (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists)
- Handwashing station at the clinic entrance
- Screening for high-risk patients through SMS text messaging and telephone calls
- Availability of TELEHEALTH for non-urgent conditions and patients wishing to self-isolate
- Practice appropriate social distancing at reception and in waiting areas
- Signage in various areas of the clinic: handwashing procedures; decreasing risk of COVID-19 spread; social distancing guidelines
- Decompress the clinic waiting area/workplace: distancing chairs in the waiting area; minimising the number of accompanying people with patients; patients remaining in the car until called on mobile phone for appointments
- Minimal visitors ie. Company representatives to the clinic
- Staff infection control training: Hand hygiene; Respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette; Avoidance of touching eyes, mouth and nose
- Scheduled frequent cleaning (hourly) of office space (reception and waiting room area including chairs), ophthalmic equipment and computers, with hospital-grade disinfectants
- Cleaning of all medical equipment including chairs, beds and medical technology, after every patient
- Use of gloves when touching around the patient’s face and eye area
- Use of face masks during all procedures
- Use of breath shields to limit droplet spread on slit lamps and other ophthalmic equipment where possible
- We stock of ‘personal protective equipment’(PPE) in the clinic for any suspected case of COVID-19