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COVID-19 & SURGERY UPDATE (20th July 2020)

Due to the ongoing low rate of community transmission, low hospitalisation and strong testing rates for COVID-19 in NSW, we have been able to return to 100% surgery since 1st July 2020.

We MUST continue to obide with the principles outlined by the National Cabinet in Mid-May with regards to safety and adequate PPE and ICU capacity.

 

 When you are given a date for surgery by my office, please ensure you are adhereing to all the guidelines but especially more so in the 10 days prior to your surgery.  These include physical distancing, following Government guidelines for gatherings, cough etiquette, frequent hand hygiene and limited movement outside of the house to essential activities only

If you have returned from Melbourne in the last 14 days please let us or the hospital know.  If are exhibiting any symptoms (even mild) please take all precautions, isolate and contact your GP or make arrangements to be tested for COVID-19. If you have been to any of the NSW COVID hotspots please also let us know.  If you have been in contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID please let us know.

Please continue to stay healthy by practicing all stated guidelines issued by our Federal and State Health Officials.