GWHCC is committed to keeping you well
In light of the ever evolving Coronavirus outbreak, we have made a couple of changes. Whilst we have always had strict hygiene practices and
cleanliness standards, we have implemented additional precautionary measures to ensure the GWHCC can continue to provide our invaluable
services. Above all if any you have been overseas or in contact with anyone who has travelled within the last 14 days and exhibiting any of
the symptoms (in bold below) please do not come to the centre please call us to offer alternatives to your appointments via skype or
The COVID-19 novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus affecting humans. This novel coronavirus is still new and as such we are still learning more about it. It is spread like the common cold and a majority of people will have a very mild illness.
However up to 20% will get very sick and require hospital care.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading the global response to the novel coronavirus outbreak and is working with Chinese authorities and global experts to learn more about the virus including how it affects people, how it is transmitted and what countries can do to respond.
What are the Symptoms?
The virus can cause a range of symptoms, ranging from mild illness to pneumonia. People may experience:
• flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat or headaches
• difficulty breathing in some cases
Anyone with these symptoms who has travelled overseas in the past 14 days should consult a doctor immediately..
People with suspected novel coronavirus will be sent to Kalgoorlie Hospital to be tested .
There is no specific treatment for COVID-19 infection. Antibiotics are not effective against viral infections. However, most of the symptoms can be treated with supportive medical care.
There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19 novel coronavirus.
Protecting yourself and others from the novel coronavirus
Novel coronavirus is transmitted from person to person, usually when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Transmission may occur from contaminated surfaces, so it is important to frequently wash your hands.
To protect yourself and others from infection practice good hand and respiratory hygiene including:
cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs
• covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing
• avoiding contact with anyone who has symptoms such as fever, a cough, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
• staying home if you are unwell.
Based on current advice, only people who have returned from overseas AND are unwell but need to go out to seek medical review and have access to a face-mask should use it.
For anyone else who does not have symptoms, a face-mask is not necessary.
The GWHCC remain committed to your health and safety and will stay open and continue to support our community. However if you are experiencing any of the symptoms you may be asked to leave the centre to seek medical treatment.
If we all work together we can work together to slow the spread of this infection in our community and keep our most vulnerable friends and family safe.
Thankyou for your cooperation at this time.