Interim Guidance last updated 27 March 2020
Public health recommendations have been issued related to the risk of COVID-19 infection: people who have been overseas in the last 14 days or who have been in contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 while infectious must self-isolate for 14 days following last contact.
The following advice regarding elective surgery and outpatient clinics reflect these recommendations.
All non-urgent elective surgery is temporarily suspended. Only Category 1 and some exceptional Category 2 surgery will continue until further notice.
For urgent surgery only, staff are required to ask patients at the time of booking confirmation if they have:
Note: if the patient has fever or acute respiratory illness ask that they seek health advice (from their GP or by calling healthdirect on 1800 022 222) to exclude COVID-19 as well as to resolve any other health issues.