WBHHS is in the process of rebalancing its services, to allow it to perform more non-urgent work that was previous postponed during the peak of the COVID-19 response, while still remaining COVID-ready at all times.
The previous service changes – to areas including elective surgery, outpatients, BreastScreen and oral health – were consistent with hospitals and health services across Queensland and Australia, and were in accordance with the advice of state and national authorities.
Throughout our response, there have also been impacts on other aspects of our service, such as our visitor policy or the way we provide patient travel services.
WBHHS remains committed to ensuring the most time-sensitive and medically necessary care, whether COVID-19 related or not, can be delivered by our hospitals.
You can find out more about some of our impacted services below.
Should you have any further questions, please contact our Clinical Governance Support Unit.