COVID-19: Diagnostic and Surgical Services at STEGH

COVID-19: Diagnostic and Surgical Services at STEGH

We continue to monitor capacity in our surgical program, outpatient clinics (ambulatory care) and diagnostic services. Any patient whose appointment or procedure is impacted by service changes will receive communication from their health care team to discuss their ongoing care plan. Patients will be notified, in advance, of opportunities to reschedule procedures and other appointments. 

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES and AMBULATORY CARE

(Click here for a list of tests and exams performed in Diagnostic Services

(Ambulatory Care includes the Fracture Clinic, Pain Clinic, Musculoskeletal Clinic and procedural based care with our surgeons. If you have an appointment for a Pulmonary Function Test, with a Diabetes Educator or in the Chemotherapy Clinic, you will be provided with information about your visit at the time of booking.)

When you arrive at the hospital, you are required to self-screen for symptoms using the questions posted at the entrance. For your safety and the safety of our staff, the outcome of the self-screening process may result in your appointment being rescheduled.

SURGICAL SERVICES

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on hospital capacity, scheduled surgeries may be impacted. In the event that surgeries need to be postponed, your physician or surgeon’s office will contact you.

Prior to surgery, patients are encouraged to quarantine. This includes limiting contact with others to avoid the potential for an unnecessary cancellation (stay home, maintain at least two metres of physical distance between yourself and others, wash your hands often, and monitor yourself for symptoms).

When you arrive at the hospital, you are required to self-screen for symptoms using the questions posted at the entrance. For your safety and the safety of our staff, the outcome of the self-screening process may result in your surgery being rescheduled.

Patients undergoing a general anesthetic for surgery are required to receive a PCR test in the COVID-19 Assessment Centre prior to surgery. An OR Booking Clerk will contact you to schedule this appointment prior to surgery.

We want to thank the community for their continued support and patience with the safety measures we have put in place.