From Midnight on 30th March 2020 there are stronger guidelines on social distancing in NSW. The government has made further recommendations in order to limit the movement of people and to assist in the preservation of PPE for all health care workers when it might be required during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of these measures, elective surgery has been cancelled in private hospitals, other than urgent cases. The assessment regarding the urgency of any case can only be made by the doctor.
We have cancelled all our booked procedures from now until 30th June 2020.
Your doctor will review every booked procedure and retriage. This means a small number of patients may be offered a place on a limited operating list in the coming weeks and months as decided by your treating physician. This would be done in consultation with the patient in question. You would be able to make your own decision on whether you would wish to proceed or not.
Any procedures that are undertaken will be very limited, and carefully screened before admission.
A text message has been sent to all patients with a current procedure booked before 30th June 2020. Please assume your procedure will be cancelled. If you have any concerns, contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org We are experiencing a very high number of calls and we know this can be frustrating. We apologise for this.
All our consults are now available via telehealth. The doctor can telephone you or we have a Zoom login if you would prefer.
Our patients, referrers and contacts are our highest priority right now. Please be assured that doctors are reviewing all their patients and will be in contact if they need to relay any information, prescriptions or reassurance around the new wait times.
Further information around Coronavirus can be found at:
Marie Cox. – Business Manager
On behalf of the team at Beechnut Medical Rooms