COVID – 19 Statement

Melbourne Orthopaedic Group

At Melbourne Orthopaedic Group we are dedicated to providing excellence in Orthopaedic care for our patients. We are also dedicated to providing a healthy and safe work environment for both our patients and staff.

In the current and evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Melbourne Orthopaedic Group will continue to provide ongoing care to our current and past patients, as well as the opportunity for consultations with new patients via telehealth.

Melbourne Orthopaedic Group is available for trauma & emergency patients

In line with the advice of DHHS and the mandate of the Federal Government, we have ceased all elective operations. Surgical management of emergencies such as fractures, dislocations and infections may still be undertaken and we intend to adhere to the recommendations of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and its relevant sub-specialty societies regarding this.

Regarding patient consultations, face to face appointments carry significant risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the increasing incidence of community spread of the disease.

We have chosen to restrict face to face consulting only to those deemed to be essential, in order to minimise contact and maintain the principles of social distancing as defined by the federal government.

All of our surgeons will be undertaking telephone consultations and telehealth consultations where possible, to provide continuity of treatment for our patients.

Telehealth consulting (via Internet) is also available for new patient referrals, so that a management plan can be devised and partially implemented for patients seeking an opinion and treatment.

“We at MOG wish everyone good health at this difficult time”.

Mr Paul Rice
Chairman Melbourne Group

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