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Covid-19 Screening Clinic details for Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals.

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One door closes, another opens for Marty

Patient Services Assistant Marty Hunt is screening visitors to Rosebud Hospital during Covid-19.

Months after undergoing life-changing kidney transplant surgery, Martin Hunt is back on his feet and at the forefront of Peninsula Health’s response to Covid-19.

For more than 15 years, ‘Marty’ has worked as a Patient Services Assistant at Rosebud Hospital, primarily responsible for keeping different patient areas of the hospital clean.

As the health service responds to Covid-19, Marty finds himself in a very different role – screening visitors upon entering Rosebud Hospital.

“Back in March last year I went under the knife for a kidney transplant and it wasn’t until November that I returned to work,” recalls Marty.

“It was only this year I finally started to find my feet with my usual work routine, when all of a sudden Covid came along and I was redeployed.” 

Concierge staff check that every visitor using entrances to Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals meet screening requirements, by asking questions about recent travel and conducting temperature checks with hand held scanners.

“We’re making a difference. For example, we are taking a lot of pressure for the ladies on the front desk, allowing them to get other work done,” says Marty.

“I’m really enjoying myself. It still hasn’t sunk in that I’m playing this frontline role in a pandemic, protecting patients and my colleagues.”