“The decision by the State and Federal Governments to reintroduce some elective surgeries is welcome recognition of the work our local community has undertaken to ‘flatten the curve’. We are confident that we can continue to provide a high level of surgical expertise to our local community, while maintaining exceptional levels of safety and the wellbeing of our patients, staff and Doctors,” said Kathy Beverley, CEO Brisbane Waters Private Hospital.
The recommencement of surgery will include procedures such as General Surgery, Ophthalmic, Orthopaedic, Gastroenterology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Selected Dental, and Urology which have been on hold since the end of March, with stringent mandatory screening processes and protocols in place to protect the safety of all.
“Every person wishing to enter our Hospital must first undergo mandatory body temperature testing and a screening questionnaire. We have implemented strict hand hygiene, infection control, social distancing and visitor protocols through the Hospital, and are committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of everyone that enters our site,” said Kathy Beverley.
Patients who have had their procedures placed on hold are encouraged to speak directly to their treating Specialist.
“Many of our Specialists have implemented Telehealth options for their patients, ensuring minimal face-to-face contact, while still providing a high level of service particularly for the elderly and vulnerable members of our community. This is a challenging time for everyone, however we’re pleased to have the opportunity to recommence these important surgeries, helping to reduce waiting lists and bring renewed certainty for our patients,” said Kathy Beverley.
Brisbane Waters Private Hospital continues to work closely with the Central Coast Local Health District, with preparations and training already underway to allow for the ramping up of services, and the sharing of expertise and equipment, if the need arises.
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