How COVID is affecting our services
Changes to make our practice safe
Availability of surgery is back
We are now fully open and able to offer consultations face to face or via telephone and surgery in private hospitals.
COVID advice for surgery
The pre-surgery process is altered due to COVID and has been changed to help ensure everyone’s protection against risk of infection. The hospitals that we are using to perform this surgery in do not look after patients with COVID. The staff working in them are having regular weekly or twice weekly testing (depending on test used) for COVID. In addition a significant proportion have been vaccinated and that number is increasing everyday. In order to reduce the risk of patients bringing COVID to the hospital a special protocol has to be followed.
This advice was intended to be both informative and reassuring. Remember if things changed recently the detail of the instruction may alter and if what you are told by the hospital differed please follow their advice and if you have any questions on this process please ask the hospital you are coming to for clarity. The process described here is generic rather than specific for this reason.
As part of the pre-operation process you will have a pre-admission appointment and a COVID swab 72 hours prior to your appointment for surgery. From getting home having been swabbed you need to stay at home till you came back in for your surgery. If you’ve been given a body wash to use before surgery this is not for COVID but to reduce the risk of a wound infection. Please still use it as instructed.