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. We can now do some elective surgeries in a limited fashion in the current pandemic to preserve resources for COVID patients (see prime ministers release or RACS statement). We expect this may change as the COVID situation changes, and this may be more surgery or less and we are following guidelines from our government and professional bodies.

We have taken measures to reduce transmission including removing potential sources of transmission, 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 it is probably best that you do not come to our offices for an appointment until you are well. Please feel free to contact your surgeon and we will reschedule your visit.

If you would prefer a telehealth consultation so you don’t have to come into the offices please contact your surgeon so we can plan a phone call. We will move towards this model in the coming weeks to adapt to the growing pandemic.

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!