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14 March 2023

sportsmed is committed to the health and safety of our patients, our team and our community.

We will continue to monitor and adhere to the most up-to-date advice from SA Health. We thank you for your continued support and understanding.

All hospital patients and visitors are required to:

  • Come alone to your consult where possible.
  • The orthopaedic hospital is again accepting visitors and carers. Please see below for full requirements.
  • Observe social distancing measures and maintain good hand hygiene.

Please DO NOT ENTER a sportsmed facility (hospital and clinics) if:

  • You are feeling unwell
  • Have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test
  • Have been COVID positive is the last 10 days or a close contact in the last 7 days.

Consultations in the Orthopaedic and Medical Clinics

Consultations from the Orthopaedic and Medical Clinic will include post-operative, telehealth and face-to-face appointments at the discretion and availability of the practitioner.

Masks

If you become symptomatic during your stay, we will require you to wear a mask whilst we undertake Covid-19 testing.

Patients

All hospital patients, at their own cost will need to undertake a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) within 24 hours prior to admission, with evidence of a negative test to be provided on admission.

If your RAT is positive, your surgery will need to be rescheduled and you will need to proceed to a testing centre for a PCR test, even if you are asymptomatic. If you have any symptoms, please contact our team prior to attending your appointment. If you are symptomatic on admission, a RAT will be undertaken and your surgery will potentially be rescheduled.

We will continue to treat all patients regardless of vaccination status at the discretion and availability of the practitioner.

Visitors – Orthopaedic, Medical, Physiotherapy and Podiatry

We prefer that patients come alone to their orthopaedic, medical, physiotherapy and podiatry consultations where possible to assist in maintaining social distancing. If a carer is required to assist a patient through our clinics this must be limited to one person. 

Visitors – Hospital

At sportsmed we know how important it is for our patients to have the support of their loved ones after surgery.

Hospital visitors are welcomed at sportsmed with the following requirements:

  • A maximum of two (2) visitors per patient at any one time.
  • Carers / guardians will be deemed a visitor (exceptions to time limits will be considered on a case-by-case need).
  • All visitors must practise hand hygiene and maintain social distancing whilst within the hospital.
  • For paediatric patients or those requiring a carer, the carer will be required to undertake a RAT prior to admission.
  • For day surgery patients, we are unable to accommodate visitors in the Day Surgery Unit. You will be permitted to enter the reception area for collection of patients on discharge 
  • Visitors to our Close Observation Unit are restricted. Please contact our hospital prior to visiting.

Please DO NOT ENTER the hospital if:

  • You are feeling unwell with shortness of breath, dry cough, sore throat, fever or respiratory symptoms
  • You are currently awaiting a COVID-19 test result
  • You have been COVID positive in the last 10 days or a close contact in the last 7 days.

Payment

To reduce unnecessary points of contact our preferred method of payment is via contactless methods such as EFT, Visa Card or Mastercard.

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