We are updating our policies in response to the COVID-19 situation.
COVID-1928 March 2020
For anybody considering weigh loss surgery, we encourage you to reach out to us, whilst elective bariatric surgery is currently cancelled across the nation as a result of the Coronavirus crisis, we are still running our normal clinics (Surgeon, Physicians, Dietitians and Nurses). So whilst you may not be able to immediately proceed to surgery, you can however use this time to complete all the pre-surgical appointments and tests that are required prior to surgery such that when the ban on elective surgery is lifted, you will be able to immediately proceed to surgery. Alternatively, just to have a chat about what other weight loss alternatives we offer. So feel free to contact us either by phone on 9332 0066 or using our web form below.
For those of you who might either have appointments booked with us to see one of our clinical and or allied health staff, commencing Monday 30th March in order to reduce the potential risks to both our patients and our staff, the consults will be conducted via the phone using the new Telehealth guidelines established by the government as a way of allowing everyone to continue receiving the best medical care but without having to leave the safety of their homes. If you have a booked appointment with one of our nurses you will still need to attend the appropriate clinic as arranged and we will still have our administration staff attending to phone and email enquiries however we would like to reassure all our patients that we will continue to provide you with ongoing care and support. Please stay safe and take care of yourselves.
As most of you are aware, on 24 March 2020, SJOG Hospitals Subiaco, Murdoch and Mt Lawley all announced that all elective surgery have ceased indefinitely as of Wednesday 25th March. The reason for the cancellation is due to an increasingly limited supply of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) - used both in surgery but also particularly relevant at this point in time is a critical element of the protective equipment required by medical staff treating corona virus patients.
SJOG is desperately trying to restock and we expect that once they restock the elective surgery restrictions may be lifted. Thank you for your patience regarding this; we do very much appreciate it at the same time appreciating that it is an anxious period of time for everybody.