To provide you with the best care and to ensure the wellbeing of those caring for you, COVIDSafe settings are now in place.
All visitors to Peter Mac, including patients, will be asked screening questions and have their temperature taken upon entering the building.
You will also be provided with a mask and we ask that you leave the mask on for the duration of your visit. Patients should allow extra time before their appointment to pass through the screening checks and to fit their mask.
These added measures are to further protect our patients and staff and are in line with hospitals across Victoria.
If you develop any symptoms in the days before your surgery, please inform your liaison nurse, as you may be required to undergo a COVID-19 test.
Patients should also be tested for COVID-19 if:
- you live in, work in, or have visited areas with high COVID-19 prevalence;
- if you have had contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days; or
- you have screened positive to any of the clinical risk factors of COVID-19.
On the day of your surgery, you will be asked COVID-19 surgical screening questions to ensure you remain well.
For more information relating to COVID-19, including frequently asked questions and visitor information, please see Peter Mac’s Coronavirus information page.