Coronavirus Update

SURGERY

1. The greatest potential challenge in this time actually relates to administering surgical care. There is currently restricted availability of operating lists for children, both within the private hospitals but especially within the public hospitals. Non-urgent cases are currently being delayed and it is difficult at present to predict when they will proceed. During this time however there is a strong commitment to providing care to all children who need acute surgical intervention.

2. Once regular operating is recommenced there will be a significant demand for available operating space. It will still be an advantage to be assessed early to allow for better planning of surgical care in the future.