This clinic at Hobart Acupuncture is now closed as of 27th March 2020, but this is not a permanent closure.
Two weeks ago we applied for help to the Health Department for safety supplies to keep our clinic open.
Despite my designation as a General Practitioner and Specialist Medical Acupuncturist, we were advised we were not eligible.
Our designation was given as Allied Health, not General Practice, and thereby one assumes, non-essential.
Subsequently, with the Prime Minister's pronouncement that non-essential businesses should close, and given the difficulty of maintaining a safe workplace for our patients, we made the difficult decision, as many other businesses have done, and closed our doors temporarily at end of day Thursday March 26th.
TO OUR KNOWLEDGE, THIS CLOSURE HAS NOT OCCURRED BECAUSE OF ANY KNOWN CONTACT OR EXPOSURE OF STAFF OR PATIENTS TO THE COVID 19 VIRUS.
WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY CONVENIENCE CAUSED TO OUR PATIENTS, FOR THIS CIRCUMSTANCE BEYOND OUR CONTROL.
We will review the situation regularly and any change will be recorded on our message bank at 6224 5779. PLEASE do not leave messages as we will not be in office to reply.
When we reopen, as well our message of the phone, we will attempt to contact every patient individually, who was receiving treatment at time of closure.
We thank you for your understanding.
Signed : Dr Tim Begbie