We hope everyone has been keeping safe during this time and that there has been some relaxing down time amidst the chaos.
As per the national cabinet meeting and announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday May 15th, there was a decision to lift restrictions on elective surgery.
On Friday May 22nd, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has outlined a planned staged reintroduction of elective surgeries, and also stated there would be no restrictions as to the types of surgeries or procedures that can be performed.
Stage 1 – By May 31st 2020 – 50% of normal elective surgery levels
Stage 2 – By 30th June 2020 – 75% of normal elective surgery levels
Stage 3 – By 31st July 2020 – 100% of normal elective surgery levels
What does this mean?
The controlled easing of restrictions in Victoria will allow us to provide all types of surgery to our patients, including non-urgent procedures.
At Yarra Vascular Surgeons, the safety of our patients is of utmost importance and we believe a graduated, measured reintroduction of elective surgery is very reasonable and safe. We will gradually resume elective procedures with caution, offering surgery to patients on an ‘as needed’ basis.
For those patients that have been postponed due to the previous COVID-19 restrictions, we will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your needs and requirements. If you would like to discuss your condition or surgery further, please do not hesitate to contact us for information and clarification.
We wish everyone a safe return to normality.
All the best,
Yarra Vascular Surgeons