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 guidelines and recommendations. The following is subject to change in accordance with advice received.

Covid-19 and Patient Screening

All patients will receive a pre-operative telephone call from one of our nurses  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
  • If you have tested positive with COVID-19 in the last two weeks
  • If you are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19

If you develop any signs/symptoms prior to your surgery date or after your pre-operative telephone call, you are urged to take a rapid antigen test (RAT) and a negative test result is needed for admission to proceed.

In the event of a negative RAT but signs and symptoms persist and/or you feel poorly, you are advised to contact your doctor and consider rescheduling admission.


Day of Admission

On arrival

  • A Hand Hygiene station with hand sanitiser is available for your use on arrival. 
  • You are not required to wear a mask. However, should you choose to wear one we are able to provide you with one.

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 in helping to keep patients and staff safe.

On behalf of the Vista Day Surgery team,
Thank you