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Latest news: Masks are and will remain mandatory when you attend our practice in person. We require that you log your attendance via our Victorian Government QR code (location code 3D7RE3 in the Service Victoria App) or by writing your details on the physical register at our reception. 

In accordance with the current COVID peak (black) status consultations are now being preferentially conducted via videoconference, with in person consultations by exception. Hospital elective surgery is limited to Category 1 and urgent 2A surgeries only, at The Avenue only. All individuals undergoing elective surgery are required to obtain a negative COVID test within 72 hours of their scheduled surgery and must self-isolate from the time of their test until their hospital admission.

Videoconsultations are conducted via our dedicated virtual clinic to maximise patient and staff safety. COVIDsafe measures in our rooms include acrylic screens, masks, hand sanitiser, face shields and physical distancing-related changes; long consultations and our See and Treat service remain adjusted under our COVIDsafe plan to include the use of telehealth to reduce face to face time. We require that all patients provide a referral prior to booking an appointment so we can identify and manage urgent and emergency conditions in a timely manner, and so that Dr Tomlinson can assess your suitability for a telehealth appointment and identify any further information or investigations that might be required before your consultation.       If you are eligible to get vaccinated, please do so. 

Practice Policies

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Privacy Policy

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Complaint Handling Policy

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Late Arrival Policy

Patients are allocated a specific appointment time and duration of consultation. We encourage patients to arrive 10 minutes early to their first appointment so that they can complete patient registration forms prior to their consultation (see Your Initial Consultation).

While we will endeavour to accommodate patients who arrive late to their appointment, the duration of your consultation will be reduced by the amount of time that you were late for your appointment. You may be asked to return at a later time or on another day. Your consultation fee will still apply.

Missed Appointment Policy

We require 24 hours notice by phone if you will not be able to attend your scheduled appointment. Standard appointments that are cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice will attract a full consultation fee of $300. Long appointments that are cancelled or rescheduled with less than 5 business days notice will attract the full consultation fee of $400. 

Online Privacy Policy

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Zero Tolerance of Aggression Policy

Our practice has zero tolerance towards either verbal or physical aggression. Any patient who is deemed to be aggressive will be asked to leave the premises and will be removed from our patient list.

Website Disclaimer

This website is authored by Dr Jillian Tomlinson, a fully qualified plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon who practices in Melbourne, Australia. This website aims to inform patients and health professionals about hand surgery, illness prevention and the practice philosophy of Dr Jill Tomlinson. This website's content is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own doctor. The information is not intended to replace the advice of a health professional. This website does not host or receive funding from advertising or from the display of commercial content.