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Covid Information

COVID-19” ADMISSION POLICY 2022

  • ​TESTING- It is mandatory that all PDS patients have a test for COVID-19 prior to your procedure. The latest advice from NSW Health has stated that only those people who are symptomatic are eligible for a PCR test. All other people are to access a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for pre-screening. Patients can bring their own RAT and perform the test, a staff member can witness the result or PDS can provide a staff member & RAT to perform the test for patients at a cost of $20.00

  • 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, please contact the Day Surgery as soon as possible to discuss your condition.

 

  • 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.

  • 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

RETURNING FROM OVERSEAS TRAVEL

As Christmas approaches and many of you may be planning to reunite with family and friends, please be mindful that entry to Pittwater Day Surgery upon return, as a healthcare facility, will not be possible until a negative day 7 test.

The current NSW Guidelines state:

  • You are fully vaccinated, or are a child aged under 12 years who has not received a COVID-19 vaccine but is travelling with a fully vaccinated adult. Please refer to the Australian Government website to check whether you are fully vaccinated.

  • You enter via air transport.

  • You follow the NSW Health Guidelines for Recent Fully Vaccinated Arrivals. You must get a PCR (nose and throat swab) test within 24 hours of arrival and on or after day 7. Do not use a self-test kit. If you have COVID-19 symptoms you must self-isolate. Do not enter high-risk places such as healthcare facilities (unless you need medical attention), and aged and disability care facilities until you get a negative day 7 test result.

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