COVID 19 & COSMETIC OCULOPLASTICS
UPDATE 16th July 2020 re: Restart of Cosmetic Oculoplastics
To all my patients who have contacted me over the past few months, many thanks for your sincere well wishes. Yes, we are fine and are keeping safe. We hope you are too!
As UK lockdown restrictions gradually relax we are looking forward to recommencing elective cosmetic oculoplastics over the next few months. At the moment though most of our clinics and all of our operating lists still remain temporarily suspended due to COVID 19. How quickly we can resume normal activity though is largely dependent on how much necessary extra reserve capacity the UK government deems it needs for the NHS and this in turn is dependent on how the COVID 19 pandemic proceeds e.g. should there be a significant surge. Unfortunately though, like many cosmetic surgeons, much of my private clinic consultation capacity and all of my private operating lists remain suspended due to circumstances beyond my control. The hospitals and facilities where I practise at present remain largely contracted to prioritise their outpatient and surgery capacity for use by the NHS first as requested by NHS England and the UK Government. Quite rightly, these organisations have offered their clinic and theatre capacity to the NHS first as part of the NHS Resilience Programme to help tackle the backlog of more clinically urgent patients e.g. heart surgery, cancer surgery, orthopaedic operations, etc.
When they do reopen, I’d be happy to see you again. If your previous operation unfortunately needed to be cancelled due to COVID 19, please be reassured that we will contact you in due course to priority rebook this over any new cosmetic surgery bookings.
Unfortunately remote consultations e.g. via Zoom, Webex, FaceTime are not the useful nor safe to allow me to make proper management decisions for oculoplastic surgery and for this reason I have not offered them.
The hospitals themselves where I practise are getting themselves ‘COVID secure’ as dictated by Public Health England. Many of you will therefore notice that there will be a few more extra precautionary measures introduced to keep you and your family safe.
My sincerest apologies again to my patients affected by this action. I am very much still contactable via the normal channels so please feel free to do so if you need to.
Many thanks again for your continued patience.
Please keep safe. Look after each other. Please follow the NHS advice seriously: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Update 16th July: Good News!
Over the past couple of days, we’ve been given the go ahead to open some of our cosmetic clinics
Welcome to the professional website of Mr David Cheung, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, practising in Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
Mr Cheung is both an eye surgeon and eye plastic surgeon specialising in all kinds of eyelid, tear duct and eye socket surgery
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