NZ as we know is in Level 4 Lockdown. Under the Government and Department of Health Guidelines we are unable to see patients or operate at this level. If you have a genuine emergency contact Christchurch Hospital ED or your GP. They will arrange ORL assessment at the Hospital.
Existing patients with appointments will be contacted via Txt message to postpone and we will be in contact with you when alert levels change. It is hoped we may be able to recommence seeing patients under level 3 with appropriate social distancing and protection.
Patients booked for elective surgery will be postponed until we enter Level 2. It is possible ,depending on the alert levels notified by the CDHB, that we may be able to offer surgery at Level 3 under strict guidelines. We will inform you directly as further developments unfold.
Please be careful and adhere to the recommended protection guidelines.