COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Message from Associate Professor Miller

Advice from the authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic is to avoid unnecessary travel and stay at home if possible.

Things are changing rapidly. This advice is current as of 1 June, 2020

We would like to minimize risk to you, and also to us, so we are taking the following steps:

  • We are still working, and can look after conditions requiring assessment and treatment.
  • We are offering tele-health for some consultations, provided we can access your images.
  • It is safe for you to attend the rooms if necessary, but please do not attend if you feel unwell.
  • For patients who must attend (for example, for an ultrasound or thyroid biopsy) we are scheduling consultations so the waiting room is not full and social distancing is possible.
  • The Women’s Hospital is screening everyone on entry with health-related questions and temperature checks.
  • We are cleaning the rooms regularly and meticulously.
  • We are offering reduced surgical fees for any patient suffering financial hardship because of the pandemic.

What you can do:

  • Follow general advice to stay home, with frequent hand washing and social distancing when you must go out.
  • Please be willing to utilize telehealth if we think it is appropriate.
  • If you attend the rooms, bring no more than one support person.
  • Do NOT attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, however mild, under any circumstances.
  • Use the provided hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the rooms.

Professor Miller and the executive of Australia/New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons (ANZES) have published a position statement defining which endocrine surgical conditions are considered urgent during the COVID-19 outbreak. This list may change as resources become more available, or less available. To read the ANZES Position Statement, click here

We are all in this together, and we will get through it together. Please let’s all look after each other, and ourselves.