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sportsmed COVID-19 update

14 April 2022

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

Despite changes to government directives for mask use in the general community, the wearing of masks in healthcare settings remain mandatory. This helps us to reduce the risk of transmission in our community and allows us to continue to deliver exceptional patient care.

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

All patients and visitors of sportsmed are required to:

  • Wear a mask. Cloth masks are not permitted in the hospital.
  • 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.
  • Check-in with the QR codes and report to reception.

Please DO NOT ENTER a sportsmed facility if:

  • You are feeling unwell
  • Have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test
  • Have been COVID positive or a close contact in the last 7 days. Hospital patients and visitors have further requirements.

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.

Please do not bring dependent children to your appointment without prior consultation unless they are fully vaccinated and can wear a mask.

Masks

All patients and visitors are required to wear a mask when on our premises. Cloth masks are not permitted in our hospital.

If a child is a patient between ages 9-12, they are exempt from wearing a surgical mask, although preferable if they are able to tolerate it.

Exemptions

Please contact us prior to your appointment if you have a valid exemption from vaccination or mask-wearing. This may allow us to offer alternative arrangements that help protect your safety and that of other patients, visitors, and our team.

Patients

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

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 request patients come alone to their orthopaedic, medical, physiotherapy and podiatry consultations where possible. If a carer is required to assist a patient through our clinics this must be limited to one person. All visitors and carers must be fully vaccinated.

Visitors – Hospital

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

After assessment we have made some changes to our precautionary measures for hospital visitors.

Hospital visitors are welcomed at sportsmed with the following requirements:

  • A maximum of one (1) fully vaccinated visitor per patient per day will be permitted for a maximum of 2 hours.
  • Carers / guardians will be deemed a visitor (exceptions to time limits will be considered on a case-by-case need).
  • All visitors to the hospital must show proof of being fully vaccinated at our hospital screening stations.
  • All visitors must remain in the patient’s room and wear a level 3 surgical mask at all times.
  • All visitors must practise hand hygiene and maintain social distancing whilst within the hospital
  • For paediatric patients, unfortunately no additional visitors other than the parent / carer can attend at this time. The RAT protocol for paediatric patients and parent / carer remains in place.
  • 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 if you are fully vaccinated and can wear a level 3 surgical mask.
  • Visitors to our Close Observation Unit are restricted. Please contact our hospital prior to visiting.
  • If you have an approved mask or vaccination exemption, or exceptional needs please contact our hospital prior to visiting. Phone: 08 8130 1100.

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 14 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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