COVID-19 Update

09 February 2021

Last Updated 09/02/2021


Current updates on COVID-19 from Mr Soong Chua and OrthoSport Victoria


New and Existing Patients

It remains Epworth Hospital’s policy that all patients and visitors wear a face mask at all times within the hospital. 


Telehealth conferences can still be arranged for many patients;


For face to face consultations, we ask that you still observe the following rules:

  • If you are unwell with symptoms of fever, cough, sneezing, headache or lethargy we ask that you cancel your appointment and reschedule when symptom free
  • If you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or you have recently returned from overseas travel you must isolate for 14 days.  You can reschedule when symptom free


If you are well we ask that you:

  1. Fill in your patient registration form electronically before your initial or first appointment (this will have been emailed to you)
  2. Do not come to your appointment any earlier than 15 minutes prior.  You can call 9038 5200 upon arrival at the hospital to check that your surgeon is running on time
  3. Maintain a social distance of 2 metres from staff and other patients
  4. Wash your hands with the sanitizer provided before proceeding to the check- in desk
  5. Pay for your consultation using a credit card rather than cash



Position Statements

SESA (Shoulder and Elbow Society of Austalia) COVID-19 Position Statement

AKS (Australian Knee Society) COVID-19 Position Statement

AOTS (Australian Orthopaedic Trauma Society) COVID-19 Position Statement




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