Following on from the Prime Minister, Mr Scott Morrison announcement on 25th March 2020, I regrettably inform you that all non-urgent elective surgery in Australia has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While your personal health care is very important, rescheduling surgeries will also minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus among patients, visitors, health care providers as well as allowing the health care system, both public and private, to preserve critical resources and focus on fighting the COVID-19 outbreak.
At this time, we do not know how long these restrictions will last. Please be assured that we will contact you to schedule your surgery as soon as we are allowed to restart elective cases. Please contact the rooms, if you would like further clarification.
The health and welfare of my patients is paramount, and the cancellation of your surgery has caused me much angst however the seriousness of the COVID-19 crisis and the implications for health services in the coming weeks needs to be acknowledged.
Remember, we are all in this together, and as a community we can all play a role.