COVID-19 Information

The safety of our patients and staff is our highest priority.

To ensure this, at Vista Day Surgery we follow the SA Health and Australian Government Department of Health guidelines and recommendations.

In order to ensure your safety during your admission, there has therefore been some changes to the admission process of our patients. We strive to make your admission as smooth as possible, and for patients and visitors to be informed of these current changes, we aim to help this process.

Covid-19 and Patient Screening

All patients will receive a pre-operative telephone call from one of our nurses one or two days prior to surgery date. You will be asked exclusion criteria questions during the telephone call and asked to sign a Health Screening Questionnaire on your admission.

Screening questions include:

  • if you have any of these signs/symptoms; fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath
  • have travelled from overseas in the 14 days
  • have arrived from interstate in the last 14 days from any area listed by SA Health as an active potential exposure site for COVID-19
  • have had contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 in the last 14 days

If you develop any signs/symptoms during the 14 days prior to your surgery date or after your pre-operative telephone call, you are urged to attend a COVID-19 clinic for testing. You will be required to return a negative COVID-19 test result for admission to proceed.

Day of Admission

On arrival

  • All patients and visitors must be screened on arrival for COVID-19 risk factors.
  • Please present at the Hand Hygiene station where you will welcomed by one of our staff members. After confirming your name, they will take your temperature, ask you to sanitise your hands and direct you to reception.

Reception desk

  • Our staff will run through the health screening questions with you and ask you to sign the Health Screening Questionnaire.
  • Should you require to make a financial transaction, Electronic Payment is the preferred method as our aim is for cashless transactions.

COVID-19 and Family member/support person

  • Due to restriction and limitation of visitors coming to Vista Day Surgery, we ask you to bring only one family member/support person briefly for Reception admission.
  • After this process, and once their contact information has been confirmed, they will be asked to leave. Your nurse will ensure to contact them as soon as you are ready for discharge.

Waiting room

We aim to decrease the amount of time our patients wait prior to their procedure.

  • Due to limited waiting room space and the need for social distancing, some of the seats have been removed.
  • We encourage patients to arrive at the advised time and not too early. This is to decrease the amount of time spent in the waiting area and to avoid the potential risk of there being too many patients in the allocated space.

Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any further concerns or questions.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation through this difficult time.

On behalf of the Vista Day Surgery team,
Thank you