Important Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

We are certainly facing unprecedented times with the rapidly evolving Coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis.

Ponosh Vascular is dedicated to maintaining the safest environment and continuity of care for our patients during this period.

Please follow current government advice regarding social distancing and personal hygiene at all times.

Please do not enter Hollywood Medical Centre or a hospital (unless presenting to an Emergency Department or COVID Clinic) if :

  1. You have travelled overseas in the last 14 days

  2. Returned from interstate to WA after 21 March 2020
  3. If you are unwell including cough, runny nose, or fever

  4. Been informed to self-isolate or quarantine

  5. Been in contact with a confirmed Coronavirus or COVID-19 patient

In theses cases, please inform our staff by telephone and we can manage your urgent vascular care via telehealth if required.

The Australian Government, the Western Australian Health Department, the private hospitals and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons have placed any restrictions upon non urgent elective surgery in the private sector. This is aimed at a rationalisation of resources and training as they are at the frontline of this emerging crisis.

Ponosh Vascular will continue to maintain continuity of  care for our patients and will continue to provide urgent and emergency surgery and endovascular (keyhole) treatment as needed.

The private hospitals have placed appropriate restrictions of admissions and visitors depending on recent travel or exposure histories. This is consistent with national and state health directives.

The role of private hospitals in this emerging health crisis is not yet clearly defined.

Ponosh Vascular will continue to function within current and evolving health guidelines as an essential service. Please be reassured your continuity of care and access to your vascular medical support and care will continue. We have made several changes to our services including :

  1. Telehealth consultations for patients
  2. Social distancing in the office with limited seating, minimizing visitors and modified appointment scheduling
  3. Patient screening
  4. Advanced hygiene practices
  5. Contingency planning to maintain patient support in case of further social distancing restrictions

Please follow the routine post-operative advice provided to you by Mr Ponosh and the staff at Ponosh Vascular. No additional special precautions are needed beyond following the current and evolving advice regarding COVID-19 general precautions as provided by government health authorities. The WA Health Department website https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus is a useful updated source of information.

We will, as we have always done, balance your current or prior vascular condition, with your medical background to provide your the best quality care and outcomes. This is even more essential in these uncertain times. Please be patient with us if you are inconvenienced by any changes we or the health system makes but they are being made for the benefit of you and the community at large.

Please be reassured we will maintaining continuity of your care and support for you in these challenging times. Please contact our office to discuss any issues, queries or concerns you have.

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