- DOC 2020-04-24 Position Statement: Endocrine Surgery during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- DOC 2020-04-23 Restoration of Elective Surgery
- DOC 2020-04-08 Impact of COVID-19 - General Surgery Decision Tree_UPDATED
Message from Associate Professor Miller
Advice from the authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic is to adhere to "Covid normal" advice. When there are local outbreaks, avoid unnecessary travel and stay at home if possible. The situation is prone to change. This advice is current as of 1 May, 2021?
We would like to minimize risk to you, and also to us, so we are taking the following steps:
- We encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible.
- We are working normally, and can look after conditions requiring assessment and treatment.
- We are offering tele-health for some consultations, provided we can access your images.
- It is safe for you to attend the rooms if necessary, but please do not attend if you feel unwell.
- We are scheduling consultations so the waiting room is not full and social distancing is possible.
- We are cleaning the rooms regularly and meticulously.
What you can do:
- Follow general advice, with frequent hand washing when you go out.
- Please be willing to utilize telehealth if we think it is appropriate.
- If you attend the rooms, bring no more than one support person.
- Do NOT attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, however mild, under any circumstance- get tested.
- Use the provided hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the rooms.
Professor Miller and the executive of Australia/New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons (ANZES) have published a position statement defining which endocrine surgical conditions are considered urgent during periods of restricted access during COVID-19outbreaks. To read the ANZES Position Statement, click here.
Hopefully the worst is over.
We are all in this together, and we will get through it together. Please let's all look after each other, and ourselves.