Coronavirus (COVID19) is a concern for us all. Here at Geelong Orthopaedics we are still working and caring for patients. We are happy to receive referrals.
The Premier of Vic anounced a 5 day lockdown. We will attempt to do telehealth where possible to minimise the movement of people. Elective surgery has been limited to urgent cases eg cat 1 and 2a. Most elective orthopaedic procedures are not in these categories. We are not certain when electives will recommence and our advice is changing day by day.
We appreciate your understanding and patience in this time of uncertainty and we apologise for what is a substantial delay to you- our patients.
We have taken measures to reduce transmission including removing potential sources of transmission, telehealth, increased cleaning and increasing hand disinfectant availability for patients. We would appreciate your support in keeping our community as healthy as possible. If you have symptoms of a cold or flu do not come to our offices for an appointment until you are well. If you are in a lockdown zone and coming to us for care please notify us prior and we will arrange an alternative if possible. You must wear a mask when you visit us.
We urge the Geelong community to follow health advice. (https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/how-stay-safe-and-well-covid-19) If there is any chance of reducing community spread we must try, in order to maintain peoples health and livelihoods. Please maintain a social distance, wash your hands, do not undertake unnecessary trips into the lockdown zones, and wear a mask . If you are sick get tested and isolate until you know your result. Infection control; it is up to us.
The most up to date information can be found here at department of human services: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus . Stay healthy everyone and wash your hands and wear a mask! Only together can we keep winning!