Last updated: 4 February 2020
There has been an outbreak of a novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originating in Wuhan, China.
Queensland Health asks you consider novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection in patients with fever and respiratory symptoms who recently travelled to anywhere in China, and investigate patients using standard practices.
Contact your Public Health Unit for advice on suspected cases including diagnostic testing and specimen collection.
The Department of Health has made the national stockpile of face masks available to general practices as needed.
Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN now has a limited supply of masks to distribute to practices with a demonstrated need i.e.:
- where there is no local supply available commercially; or
- where there is no local supply available from a State or Territory government scheme; and
- where practices have a population which may be more likely to have been exposed to the novel coronavirus; and/or
- have unusual numbers of patients presenting with respiratory symptoms.
If your practice falls into these categories and you cannot source masks via the channels advised above, please contact Robb Major on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on the use of masks when seeing patients with suspected coronavirus, please see the RACGP information page.
Resources for your practice
Please contact your Practice Support Officer or Public Health Unit for any further queries:
|Public health unit||Location||Telephone (general enquiries)||Fax (general enquiries)||Report notifiable conditions|
|82-86 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton Qld 4700
PO Box 946, Rockhampton Qld 4700
|(07) 4920 6989||(07) 4920 6865
EH: (07) 4921 3230
|Use general contact details|
|Sunshine Coast||60 Dalton Drive, Maroochydore QLD 4558
PO Box 577, Maroochydore Qld 4558
|1300 017 190||(07) 5202 9596||Fax: (07) 5202 9889|
|Wide Bay (Bundaberg)||L1, 14 Branyan Street, Bundaberg Qld 4670
PO Box 185, Bundaberg Qld 4670
|(07) 4303 7500||(07) 4303 7599||Use general contact details|
|Suite 11/17 Hershel Court,
Urraween, Qld 4655PO Box 724, Hervey Bay Qld 4655
|(07) 4184 1800||(07) 4184 1809||Use general contact details|