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Covid Delta Endoscopy Priority Tool
By Dr Zoe Raos | Posted: Sunday August 22, 2021
In view of the gravity of a national community Alert Level 4, irrespective of DHB Status, NZSG recommends that GI Endoscopy is triaged starting at the DHB Orange level as an interim strategy.
- This advice will be
reviewed regularly with key stakeholders, particularly when the Alert is
nuanced from National to Regional
- GI Endoscopy is a key
diagnostic and therapeutic investigation
- It is still unclear in terms of understanding
how this outbreak will affect emergency and elective work. The situation
is rapidly evolving.
- The following Position
Statement will require a full review in light of the Delta Outbreak. NZSG
will work on this in the next 7 – 14 days with Key Stakeholders.
- NZSG fully support all
Public Health measures including the Elimination strategy and Vaccination
programme, and Ministry of Health Guidelines that advise people to not
delay seeking help for any health needs at any Alert Level.
- NZSG is in regular
contact with many GI Endoscopists, and will do everything possible to
communicate to enable cooperation between departments and DHBs to support
provision of specialist GI Endoscopy and Gastroenterology Care, as well as
the recommencement of Bowel Screening as soon as possible
This is based on the 2020 guideline, which will be reviewed in coming weeks and is available on the NZSG website.
Keep safe and be kind. Any korero / feedback is welcomed, please email Anna or contact the President / an Exec member directly. You can also find this table on our website under Covid 19 section here
Nga mihi nui,