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CNS Neurosurgery’s COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Current Rooms & Pre-Operative Protocol (2020-2022)

[Updated May, 2022]

Dear patients, doctors and IME clients/assessees,

We hope you are well and safe.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we remained (and remain) open for business, and as a Practice we have performed very well for our patients during challenging circumstances for all of us. Please visit our CONTACT page for details of our business hours/days and how to reach us.

CNS Neurosurgery’s current face-to-face consultation sites (ACT, NSW) may still have a hand santisation, social distancing, and face-mask protocol in place, in addition to contact area sanitisation, and my staff will be happy to inform you further on that. This protocol also applies to influenza/”Flu season” as part of general hygiene/safety measures we prefer to adopt.

In accordance with advice the Australian medical community has received broadly, please note the following:

If you have ANY of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Shortness of breath

AND/OR in the 14 days before getting sick travelled internationally,

OR had close contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having Coronavirus in the 14 days before getting sick….


If your symptoms are severe, please call ahead to your local hospital’s emergency department or present there.

For our surgical patients awaiting surgery, Dr Khurana specifically advises (subject to more recent updates from Health authorities):

  • Obtain a COVID-19 test (PCR or RAT) if our Hospital asks you to, and follow their post-test advice;
  • Consider minimising exposure to crowds;
  • Consider wearing a face mask when out and about except during exercise (make sure you use the mask safely and correctly);
  • Avoid anyone who has any of the above symptoms or any recent overseas/current hotspot travel history;
  • Avoid touching your face (or mask area) with your hands;
  • Practice “social distancing“, e.g., no hand-shakes; no greeting hug or kiss; keep around 2 metres away from people;
  • Wash your hands regularly, and/or hand sanitise regularly and especially before eating;
  • If you have any flu-like symptoms before your surgery, let us know (02 9331 4998);
  • We monitor current hospital protocols and hospital staff health feedback;
  • Your surgery may be postponed for any of the above reasons (beyond our control);
  • Keep your travel arrangements flexible (you may need a letter from Dr Khurana and a state/Govt travel permit);
  • Keep your nutrition optimal, including with a healthy diet, plenty of fluids and use multi-vitamins as needed;
  • Carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer with you when you leave home.

Stay safe and healthy, and thank you for your understanding and cooperation,

Dr Vini G. Khurana and CNS Neurosurgery staff

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