There has been a significant disruption to elective surgery throughout the health sector over the past 3 years. You may have questions about what services continue to be affected.

For private and compensable (workcover/CTP) patients:

Elective orthopaedic surgery in private hospitals is operating at full capacity.

For public patients already on a waiting list for surgery:

All elective surgery has resumed at pre-COVID levels. Unfortunately there are still ongoing issues with bed blockages and staffing issues which are causing a higher than normal rate of cancellations. This continues to impact on waiting times for surgery. You may also be required to have your surgery at a different hospital from that which was initially booked. This will be fully explained to you by the hospital prior to surgery.

If you have any further questions, please contact our office.


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