Outpatients appointments | Elective surgery

Advice for families with booked appointments or elective procedures

If you are planning to come to one of our hospitals and are COVID positive, are a close contact of a COVID-19 case, or have cold-like symptoms, please call ahead to discuss.

Elective surgery - patients are asked to have a PCR test in the community, up to 2 days before surgery.

Outpatient appointments - routine COVID testing is not required for short appointments. A RAT is required for patients attending appointments lasting 4 hours or longer. If your child needs to have a RAT before coming to hospital, a member of your child's clinical team will let you know in advance.

If you have a telehealth appointment, there is a lot of useful information for patients and families about preparing for your virtual appointment on the Agency for Clinical Innovation website: