Important Information Regarding COVID-19 at the wellington clinic
Updated 23 June 2020
While at COVID-19 Alert Level 1 we are practicing as normal. If you are a high risk patient then we will take additional precautions. Our staff will contact you prior to your appointment with screening questions to clarify this.
Our practice is designed for managing aerosols that are produced routinely from the type of surgery we do. COVID-19 virus like many other viral infections we deal with on a daily basis are spread this way. Our theatres are designed with fresh air inflow (not recirculated high wall aircon) and use negative pressure rooms to extract and not push air out into the rest of the building. Extra precautions are taken and we use Positive Air Pressure Respirators (PAPR) to protect our staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. We have always made every effort to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this daily, and we will keep you updated regularly.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.
For further information, including measures to keep yourself healthy, visit the following links:
- Prevention and symptoms: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-health-advice-general-public
- Self isolation guidelines: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-health-advice-general-public/covid-19-self-isolation