Surgery can be a daunting experience for children. They may be scared or overwhelmed and will look to you for strength, love and guidance.
Talk to your child about their operation. This is better than surprising them on the day.
Try some imaginative play to prepare them for what might happen in the hospital. Use their teddy as the ‘patient’.
Pack your child’s favourite pyjamas, blanket or toy for the hospital trip. This will be something familiar to them in an otherwise foreign environment.
Call your anaesthetist or me if you child falls ill in the days leading up to surgery.
We are currently in unchartered waters with the COVID-19 pandemic. At ENTSA we are, as always, committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and our patients. Ear, nose and throat examinations and surgery however are considered extremely high risk for virus transmission and so we are making changes in our practice.
The current recommendations from the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS) are:
As a result of this, our practice is changing. We are still here to care for new and existing patients. We have established a Telehealth system to enable continuity of care for existing patients and a ‘non-contact’ option for new patients to access an initial assessment and commencement of treatment.
Please call us to discuss Telehealth options on: (08) 7200 2539
We will still see some patients in the office however this will be limited to protect the health of you and our staff.
If you attend, we ask you to comply with the following: