We have recently received instruction that non urgent elective surgery is to cease within a week consistent with stage 3 lockdowns for Geelong. Whilst we are still obtaining details about what can continue and where, non urgent surgery is to cease within a week. This is to protect patients, staff and preserve critical resources. We will still be doing trauma surgery of course, including fractures, joint, and ligament and tendon injuries.
At Geelong Orthopaedics we completely support the preservation of critical resources for the care of urgent pandemic patients. We thankyou – our patients – for your understanding. Please contact your individual surgeon if you have more questions (https://geelongorthopaedicsgroup.com.au/surgeons/) . A return to elective surgery date has not been set. Keep washing your hands and wear a mask!