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06.04.2020 12:43 Age: 60 days

Second regional COVID clinic joins fight against coronavirus


  • COVID clinic to open on Wednesday at Broome Hospital to reduce the spread of COVID-19
  • Clinic staff will test for COVID-19 in line with the expanded testing criteria for the Kimberley

A dedicated COVID clinic will open at Broome Hospital on Wednesday as part of the McGowan Government's immediate response to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the Kimberley region.

The clinic will operate from 8.30am-4pm, seven days a week and will be staffed by clinicians and administrative teams following strict infection control measures.

Anybody with either a fever of or above 38 degrees or an acute respiratory infection should present for testing as soon as possible.

In other Kimberley communities, those requiring testing are able to attend any WA Country Health Service hospital or health service or clinics operated by Aboriginal Medical Services or the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

As of Saturday night, more than 240 COVID tests have been undertaken in the Kimberley with 170 of those occurring in Broome.

The community is reminded that the COVID clinic is not intended to replace medical care available through general practitioners or at a hospital emergency department. Members of the public can phone the COVID-19 Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 or the 13COVID (132 68 43) number for advice and find more information by visiting http://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au.


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