Your surgical care journey

Your surgical care journey

Surgical Care Journey

Important notice for all pre-operative patients

Starting on October 23, Ontario Health has put in place guidelines that mandate all pre-operative patients to get a COVID-19 test five days before their scheduled surgery.

The new regulations come into effect on October 23. This means that patients with a surgery scheduled on October 23, will be required to have a swab on October 19.

The guidelines indicate that you must have a negative COVID-19 test result in order to continue with your surgical procedure. If your test result returns positive your surgery will be rescheduled.

Please read the step-by-step guide with information on how to book your COVID-19 test before your scheduled surgery.

However, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to: 905-472-7627 or contact your surgeon’s office.

Please see the tip sheet for your steps

Read more about the surgical care journey at Markham Stouffville Hospital at the links below: