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Corona-Virus Information

We are currently open for Non-Emergency Surgery

The Harley Street Hospital is a Private Organisation and not a part of the NHS. The Hospital does not admit or provide treatments for Coronavirus patients

Patients who are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 disease, have higher risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality.  

The patients in these studies that have been published had major surgery under general anaesthesia. Unexpected progression to acute respiratory distress syndrome, cardiac injury, kidney failure and even deaths have been observed although rare in these group of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 after major surgery. Although duration of operation has been thought to be  a risk factor associated with COVID19  disease, higher morbidity has not been reported for the procedures performed under local anaesthesia. 

Prognostic factors for COVID19 regardless of their surgery have also been reported as being immunocompromised and age 60 years old and above, accompanying disease such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease.

Additionally, aerosolizing procedures place operating room staff at greater risk of being infected with SARS-CoV-2.  As a result, a robust screening and testing program to detect SARS-CoV-2 is essential for the safety of patients, health care workers and the general public.

At The Harley Street Hospital we are taking the following precautions as we are an elective day surgery centre ;

1. Patients with Covid-19 Positive tests or symptoms will not be admitted to the facility and will not undergo any procedures.

2. Patients recovering from previous Covid-19 Infections will require re-testing and be free of symptoms for at least 14 days. Further precautions will be explained to patients.

3. Certain procedures will require patients to undergo a Covid-19 PCR (swab from throat and nose) test. This will identify whether the patient currently has the infection.

4. All patients will be required to Self isolate after having a Covid-19 swab test until their surgical procedure and be Covid-19 Negative

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