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Surgery during the Covid 19 pandemic

Posted 07 May 2020 at 09:22

Cancer surgery is still happening, even in the current environment.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital urology department has set up a Covid-free zone.

Patients are asked to isolate at home for one week before surgery. They are given a Corona virus test 48 hours prior and a chest X-ray 24 hours before their op. 

All clinical staff are given weekly Coronavirus tests.

The unit expects to be up to 80% of its pre-plague capacity within a few days.

It is unfortunate that this regimen is not yet replicated throughout the NHS...

Cheers, John. 

Edited by member 07 May 2020 at 11:38  | Reason: Not specified

Posted 07 May 2020 at 14:06
That's great Bollinge! As Heenan describes, that is what has happened in Leeds and Newcastle but I don't know if either have still been doing RPs.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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