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We are part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and founding partner of the Translational Research Institute
26 March 2020
Update for all non-urgent elective surgery
On 25 March 2020, the Prime Minister announced that all non-urgent elective surgeries in Australia will be suspended with only urgent surgery able to continue. Last night the National Cabinet agreed to extend the deadline for the suspension of semi-urgent and elective surgeries at private hospitals to 11.59pm on Wednesday, 1 April 2020.
Mater private hospitals across Queensland will continue to safely care for patients. Procedures which can be performed and managed safely in line with current advice from health authorities will proceed in our private hospitals.
Mater will contact any patients that are impacted. If you are not contacted by Mater or your doctor to postpone your surgery, please present to Mater for your surgery as normal.
If you have any further questions about your public outpatient appointment or surgery, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
For Mater private patients please speak to your specialist if you have any questions.
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Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that include the common cold along with more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus and was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak in China, that has now extended into a number of countries around the world. For more information on COVID-19 you can access this patient flyer.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and if you’re sick your symptoms might include:
Contact your doctor right away if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and have travelled overseas in the last 14 days or been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
Before your appointment, please call ahead and tell the staff what your symptoms are and your travel history or that you may have been in contact with a potential case.
Take the Queensland Government's Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) quiz here.
To protect yourself and others from infection it's important to practice good hand hygiene and always;