Update 23 Dec 2020
From 23 December 2020, masks will no longer be mandatory for people who present in health care settings.
If you have any questions regarding your upcoming surgery or consultation with Dr Kanhere, Dr Prasad or Dr Trochsler please call the rooms on 08 8244 4105.
Update 30 Nov 2020
Under the new SA State Emergency Management Direction, which comes into place from today midnight, the following applies at all health care facilities:
All people (including patients, patient’s family members, healthcare staff, administrative staff, contractors and cleaning staff) are required to wear single use surgical masks (not cloth masks) when on healthcare sites.
If not already in place, Covid Save Check-ins will be implemented to quickly identify who was on site at a health service at any one time through real-time access to this data.
Please call the QE Specialist Centre reception on 08 8244 4105 or the hospital in which your surgery is being planned if you have any concerns.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Update 21 Nov 2020 (as of 1.30pm)
The advice received from SA Health is that elective surgery will be able to resume. Private hospitals are preparing to recommence elective surgery from Monday, 23 November 2020.
If you have any questions regarding your upcoming surgery or consultation with one of our surgeons please call the rooms on 08 8244 4105.
Update 20 Nov 2020 (as of 1.30pm)
In light of the SA Government’s press conference earlier today, we are working to determine how the recent updates will impact elective surgery and all of us. We will keep you informed as information comes to light.
Update 19 Nov 2020
In light of the recent COVID outbreak, the SA Government have advised that no elective surgery, except for urgent operations and cancer treatments should be undertaken from Thursday 19 November for a period of at least 6 days. This means that hospitals have to stop all surgeries and procedures that do not fall under these categories from 0001 hours on Thursday, 19 November - 2359 hours on Tuesday, 24 November 2020.
What does this mean for my surgery?
If your surgery has been booked between 19 and 24 November 2020 it will not go ahead as a result of this decision unless it is considered urgent or a cancer treatment. Patients will be contacted by staff.
For any surgeries booked after this date we will need to wait for further communication from the SA Government. We will contact you as soon as we have more information.
What does this mean for my consultation at QE Specialist Centre?
If you have an appointment booked within the next 2 weeks with one of our surgeons we can offer a telephone consultation. Patients will be contacted to discuss options.
Why was this decision made?
This decision will reduce the load on our health system and help to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our state.
What can you do?
It is really important that you continue to follow SA Health recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19 such as wearing a mask when outside your home, practicing good hygiene, keeping a physical distance, and other advice.
If you have any concerns or questions please call us on 08 8244 4105.