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3 days ago

Cranbrook Medical
🥳 Townsville, it’s official! Due to high demand we will relocate our Townsville University Hospital vaccine centre to West End. The new centre will be in the old blue and yellow Joyce Mayne showroom, opposite Townsville Showgrounds/Castletown. Our current Townsville University Hospital vaccine centre will be open until Friday, 30 July 2021. Details below: 📅 What are the opening times?From Monday, 2 August 2021 the new West End vaccination centre will be open during the following hours:Monday: 8.30am to 3.30pmTuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8.30am to 7.30pmFriday and Saturday: 8.30am to 3.30pmSunday: closed 🏥 What if I’m booked in at Townsville University Hospital’s vaccination centre?If you are booked in before 3.30pm on Friday, 30 July 2021, you will still receive your vaccine at Townsville University Hospital vaccination centre.The new centre will then open on Monday, 2 August 2021 and replace the previous location.💉 What vaccine will I receive?We stock the Pfizer vaccination. If you are seeking AstraZenaca you will need to book through a participating GP or community health service through the Australian Government Eligibility Checker website: covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility/ 🤔 How do I book and what do I bring?You can book your vaccine online at our West End vaccination centre at: www.vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au/If you don’t receive a confirmation email, please check your junk/spam folders. For assistance, call: 134 COVID (13 42 68). When arriving, please follow the signage and park onsite. Bring your Medicare card and ID. It is free to receive your vaccine. 👩‍⚕‍ Am I eligible?You are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine if you are 40 to 59 years of age. You are also eligible for the Pfizer vaccine if you are aged 16 to 39 and you are:- an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person aged 16 and over- an NDIS participant or unpaid or informal carers of NDIS participants of any age- pregnant- a quarantine or border worker- a health care worker- an aged care or disability care resident or worker- a person with an underlying medical condition or significant disability- a critical or high-risk worker including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing- a person with an Australian Border Force outwards travel exemption in an eligible category- a temporary visa holder who is currently in Australia and has been - approved for return travel to Australia through the travel exemption process Not sure if you’re eligible? Check online at: covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility/You’ll receive an email with a booking link once you’re eligible to receive your vaccine. 🚶‍♂‍ Are you taking walk-ins?We do have capacity to accept walk-ins; however, we cannot guarantee a vaccine if you walk in. Our Pfizer vaccines are kept at -80°C, so they take a little while to defrost. We strongly urge our community to book ahead as this allows us to see how many vaccines we need to defrost at the start of the day to avoid wastage. So please understand that while it is an option, it’s not a guarantee. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Cranbrook Medical
Please take care coming into the surgery for the next hour or two. The cement trucks are pouring the slab for the new building! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Cranbrook Medical
This week is National Pain Week. This years theme is 'Connection'. The aim of NPW 2021 is to remind friends, family and professionals that connection is key to addressing the social isolation that pain can create. This year's theme encourages people to connect with their bodies and to acknowledge their pain. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Cranbrook Medical
For the chocolate lovers amongst us. Enjoy!!! 🍫 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Cranbrook Medical
We are now closed for the Showday long weekend and will reopen at 8am on Tuesday morning. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable long weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Cranbrook Medical
Thank goodness, restrictions will ease tonight. Out of lockdown at 6pm, but with a few rules for a while yet. Well done everyone!!!😷🤒 North Queensland we are leaving lockdown but not out of the woods 🤒😷The three-day lockdown of Townsville, Magnetic Island and Palm Island will come to an end as scheduled at 6pm this evening.While the lockdown will be lifted this evening, there are still a series of restrictions in place for the next two weeks. - Residents must carry a mask at all times outside the home and wear them indoors or if social distancing isn’t possible- You must be seated to drink or eat in cafés and restaurants- Businesses and venues must return to the one person per 4m² inside and one person per 2m² outdoors- Smaller venues up to 200m² are allowed one person per 2m² with a maximum of 50 people- Private gatherings are restricted to 30 people, and up to 100 people can attend weddings and funerals. - Only 20 people can dance at weddingsWe will provide a full list of restrictions when they are available. We will keep our testing facilities at 1300 Smiles Stadium, Maggie Island, and Palm Island at their current level of staffing and we’d love to keep testing as many people as possible.There are minimal wait times. If you have any symptoms, please come and get tested.Finally, don’t jump the gun. The lockdown remains in place until 6pm today. You’ve done a great job North Queensland, stay excellent 💪 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Cranbrook Medical
Day 2 of the lockdown, hope you’re all ok? You have all been wonderful with the new restrictions at the practice. Fingers crossed it’s only 1 more day. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Cranbrook Medical
An update from the TUH about drive through testing clinics available from today. Day 2 of our lockdown, we hope everyone is doing ok.**UPDATE 2:30pm** There is currently NO WAIT at our 1300 Smiles Stadium clinic☀🏥 Good morning Townsville! As of this morning there are now THREE drive-through clinic locations where you can get tested for COVID-19: 🚙1300 Smiles Stadium drive-through coronavirus assessment clinic Open 8:00am – 6:00pm, seven days a weekAs of 3:00pm yesterday, our 1300 Smiles Stadium clinic has eight lanes testing people. 🚙QML drive-through testing clinicLocated at James Cook UniversityOpen 8:00am – 5:00pm until Friday, 2 July 🚙Sullivan Nicolaides drive-through testing clinicLocated at the Murray Sporting Complex (traffic diversions will be in place to direct people)Open 8:00am – 4:00pm until Friday, 2 July With so many people needing to be tested there will still be a wait so please: pack a snack, some water and download a podcast while you wait. And don’t forget to be kind to the staff working these clinics; they are doing an exceptional job! 😷You can also get tested at the Townsville GP Respiratory Clinic at Upper Ross Medical Centre. Testing is by appointment only. Please visit their website www.urmc.com.au/ to book. 🏨 If you’re on Magnetic or Palm Island you can also still get tested here: 🌴 Magnetic Island:Magnetic Island Primary Care Clinic76 Sooning St, Nelly Bay8.30am - 7.30pm 🌴 Palm Island:Palm Island Primary Healthcare Centre - Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pmJoyce Palmer Health Service – Weekends and after hoursPalm Island Aboriginal Shire Council Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology QML Pathology ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Cranbrook Medical
A big thank you to all our patients for their understanding today during day 1 of our lockdown. Everyone has been amazing. ... See MoreSee Less
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