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Orthopaedics SA and COVID-19

Updated: 26 July 2021

ORTHOPAEDICS SA is committed to the health and safety of our patients, staff and the community. We have implemented procedures to help delay the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring patient care is not compromised.

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Update: Level 5 restrictions, 7 day lockdown

26th July 2021

Following the Premiers announcement that the current lockdown will end as scheduled at 12:01am Wednesday 28/7/21, elective surgery and in room appointments will begin to recommence from Wednesday 28/7/21. If you had surgery or an appointment that was impacted by the lockdown, our team will be in contact with you in the coming days. If you would prefer a phone consultation, please discuss this with your Surgeon’s PA.

The healthy and safety of our patients and team remains a priority, so if you are visiting our rooms please read the information below.



ATTENDING OUR ROOMS

All patients and visitors are required to wear a mask. If you don’t have one available, you will be provided with one on entry to our rooms.

All patients and visitors are required to check-in when entering our rooms. You can do this by scanning the QR code OR completing the manual paper form, if you don’t have the required technology.

Please ensure you use the hand sanitiser provided upon arrival and departure from our rooms and ensure you stand behind the sneeze screens when talking with our reception team.

To assist with social distancing, please don’t arrive early or late to your appointment and minimise the number of people attending with you. If our waiting area is at capacity, anyone who is not a patient or essential support person may be asked to wait outside.

DO NOT ATTEND

Do not attend our rooms if you:

  • Are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Are awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • Have arrived from overseas or interstate in the last 14 days
  • Have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Have visited the contact tracing locations listed by SA Health

If you meet any of these criteria, please call your Surgeons PA at Orthopedics SA for advice on how to proceed.



COVID-19 VACCINE & ELECTIVE SURGERY

When booking elective surgery, the timing of your COVID-19 vaccination is important. Please ensure you discuss your vaccination schedule with your surgeon. If you have any questions, please call your surgeons PA.



TELEHEALTH PHONE & VIDEO CONSULTS

Telehealth consultations are conducted via phone or video service. This allows our patients to speak with our doctors from the safety of their home.  If you have a Telehealth consultation booked, our team will provide details at what time and how you will be contacted.

If you miss the call from your doctor, don’t worry; they will call again within an hour or during the scheduled window.