The Continuity of Care Collaboration (CCC) is a unique and first of its kind communication collaboration of over 35 peak bodies, industry and healthcare organisations coming together to stress the importance for people to continue with monitoring their health status and conditions to ensure optimal long term health outcomes are achieved.
The CCC advocates for people to continue with their health management during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Patient safety and continuity of care is extremely important, particularly for people living with and beyond bowel cancer, undergoing active treatment and care, or requiring a colonoscopy due to urgent and/or new symptoms or a positive screening test result.
Not seeking medical help when it is really required may place your health, and even your life, at risk.
If you have a healthcare appointment coming up or have new symptoms you are worried about, it’s important not to delay getting help.
There are COVID-safe measures in place to continue to keep you safe.
Telehealth is now widely available, so you can access your healthcare professional through video chat or phone calls.
Pharmacies are still open, with pharmacists ready to provide advice as well as the medicines you need, and home delivery of medication can also be arranged.
Clinics and hospitals are continuing to practice safe distancing measures, regular cleaning and wearing of personal protective equipment.
For appointments that still need to be done face-to-face, such as scans and pathology tests, we encourage you to talk to your healthcare provider to find out the best option for you.
Your health matters, so please don’t delay; get in touch, make that call, or book an appointment today. #DontWaitMate