COVID-19: Victorian patients

15 July 2020: Genea has been advised by the Department of Health and Human Services that from today Wednesday 15 July 2020, all Victorian patients living, or working within a Stage 3 restriction zone or other known hotspot, will need to be tested for COVID-19 before being admitted to hospital, including for fertility treatment (IUI, OPU, ET, FET and sperm aspiration). Patients are required to self-isolate following testing until their procedure.

General Manager of Operations, Kathleen Waite said, “Genea nurses are making contact with all affected patients and helping to coordinate testing as soon as possible to minimise disruption to treatment.” Ms Waite encouraged all patients to come forward if they had any questions. She added, “we will continue to do our best to keep our patients and staff safe and healthy.”

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