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We understand the rapidly evolving and unprecedented and widespread effects of COVID-19 may result in high levels of concern, however we want to reassure you that we are well-prepared.
We have strict infection control and prevention protocols in place in conjunction with our hospitals and service providers to protect patients, health care workers and hospital visitors to minimise the risk of any infection, including COVID-19.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are documented on the Australian Government’s Department of Health website. If you are unwell and require urgent medical attention you should contact your GP or call 000 for an ambulance (this will work even without phone credit).
On the advice of the federal and state governments:
If you have travelled overseas in the past 14 days, please contact the hospital or your doctor before your scheduled appointment or surgery.
If you are unwell with any cold or flu like symptoms, and are scheduled for a procedure, please contact your doctor before attending the hospital.
It is important to practise social distancing to stop or slow the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19. The more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread.
Important tips include:
In keeping with our best practice principles and in keeping with federal and state guidelines we encourage mask wearing, hand hygiene and social distancing.
East Coast Orthopaedics encourages you to stay safe.