Recommencement of Elective Surgery
We acknowledge that a number of patients have been inconvenienced due to cancellation and/or delay of elective surgeries, however we ask for your understanding and patience with our team as we work closely with our surgeons to support them in providing care to you.
COVID-19 Screening for Elective Patient Admissions Into Hospital
In order to protect the safety of all our patients, staff and visitors, St Vincent’s Health Australia, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and St Vincent’s Clinic have very strict policies in place to ensure that all patients being admitted into the Hospital and our Clinic are appropriately screened in accordance with our guidelines.
Due to the reduction in community-transmitted cases, from Monday 18 January 2021, we will return to routine COVID-19 screening questions for all elective surgery patients being completed with the hospital team prior to admission.
COVID-19 testing prior to admission is only required for patients from declared hot spots or with known close contact with a COVID-19 positive case. In these cases, where possible, it is preferred that patients wait until the self- isolation period has been completed before booking into hospital.
A reminder that we recommend that if you need to undertake a COVID-19 test you attend your local testing clinic. The closest testing clinic to St Vincent’s is the East Sydney Clinic at 34 Burton St, Darlinghurst. Please note that patients are NOT to present to the St Vincent’s Emergency Department for testing.
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