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Covid Information

“COVID-19” ADMISSION POLICY

  • ‚ÄčTESTING - It is mandatory that all PDS patients, have a test for COVID-19 no more than 96 hours prior to your procedure. The test result must be negative and you must self-isolate in accordance with rules published by NSW Health from the date of testing to the admission date. Proof of negative test will be required on admission.

  • REQUIREMENTS OF YOUR SPECIALIST – Please contact your Specialist as they may have their own additional COVID-19 policies which you will need to be aware of.

  • GENERAL RESTRICTIONS - If you are suffering from any upper respiratory symptoms or a fever DO NOT enter the facility.

  • ENTRY TO OUR PREMISES – Only Patients and staff will be allowed entry to PDS. For paediatric and patients requiring carer assistance, only one parent/carer will be allowed entry to accompany the patient. NO SIBLINGS are allowed into the premises.

  • PARENTS and CARERS will also require proof of a negative COVID-19 test result conducted no more than 96 hours prior.

  • MASKS - Mask wearing is mandatory for ALL staff and patients until further notice.

  • DO NOT enter the facility if there is any indication that you are or could be a close or casual contact of COVID-19.

  • TEMPERATURE CHECK - All staff and patients entering the facility will have their Temperature taken on arrival.

  • QR Code – All patients and staff are required to check in and check out using the QR code provided.

  • PHYSICAL DISTANCING - All patients and staff are to always practice physical distancing of 1.5 meters.

  • ELECTIVE SURGERY - Elective surgery is being conducted as per usual. Please follow the recommendations from your surgeon re Covid testing. You will be called one business day prior to your surgery to go through a COVID screening process and be advised of your admission and fasting times.

  • PICKING UP PATIENTS - When you are ready to be discharged from Pittwater Day Surgery your nominated contact will be asked to wait outside the facility and we will escort you out into their care. You can call the PDS Mobile number 0466 647 896.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION IN ASSISTING US ALL TO STAY SAFE